Discover the Garden’s WWI history and share your family stories
2014 marks one hundred years since the start of the First World War. A historical event to which we are all still connected, either through our own family history, the heritage of our local communities or because of its long-standing impact on society and the world we live in today.
To mark the WWI Centenary the Garden is welcoming Chelsea Pensioners to the Garden for 100 days from 28 June 2014. We were delighted to speak to two Chelsea Pensioners who visited the Garden about their family’s WWI history. We have also been uncovering the Garden’s own WWI story as well as sharing stories from members of staff.
The Garden would also like to hear your families’ stories from this significant period in history. Please join in conversations on Facebook and Twitter or email stories to firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about the Garden and its staff during WWI at the links below:
Staff who have stories to tell about family members involved in WWI will be posted at the links below:
Chelsea Pensioners visit the Garden:
Thanks to the Chelsea Society for allowing us to contribute Chelsea Physic Garden’s story to their exhibition Chelsea in the Great War in June 2014. The board from this exhibition can currently be seen in the Garden’s foyer (by the shop and exit).