From 2014 the society started looking at ways to mark the centenary of World War I. Using sources from Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre and contributions from the public and society members, we have been investigating daily life for local residents during the period of the war. On 17 June 2014, a guided evening walk of Sidcup highlighted significant parts of the town with particular emphasis on the Queen’s Hospital where Sir Harold Gillies began his world renowned facial reconstruction surgery on injured soldiers.
In April 2016 Lamorbey and Sidcup Local History Society was awarded £10,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project called 'Sidcup's Home Front in the Great War'. Awarded through the HLF's First World War Then and Now programme, the project will focus on life for local residents during 1914-18 and the opening of the Queen's Hospital in 1917. We are appealing to anyone with family or personal connections with Sidcup during the period or with the Queen's Hospital to share their stories.
Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre has compiled Bexley’s WWI Roll of Honour.
Our stall at Sidcup Library for Sidcup's Christmas Cracker 3 December 2016.