As Remembrance Day draws closer, Kensington Town Hall is marking the role of Chelsea residents during World War One in a special honorary exhibition

Be transported back to Chelsea’s commemoration of the Great War with this free exhibition running now until 12 November in the Council Chamber foyer. Part of the Chelsea Society’s commemoration of the Great War, the exhibition looks at the beginning of the conflict, which saw young men enthusiastically joining up for the London Irish Rifles as crowds on the street cheered them, through to Peace Day and a victory parade down Sloane Street. 

Visitors will also learn more about the role of women on the homefront and will see a football used by the London Irish Rifles to play German troops on Christmas Day 1914.

The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Cllr Maighread Condon-Simmonds said, ‘It is a great opportunity to get a more personal view of the Great War and its effect on the people and places in Chelsea.’