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Heroes of Chiswick - Research Exhibits


Heroes of Chiswick - Research Exhibits

This section contains the material produced for display, firstly at the launch of the exhibition of work on Saturday 14th June 2014, and thereafter at schools, libraries and other public places.

In this section you can find information on the Commemorative booklet, the vertical display panels and exhibits from some of our research sources.

The content of the Commemorative Booklet has been updated to include short narratives on 3 of the commemorated men about whom we had insufficient information at the time of going to press. You can view images from the 2014 booklet and the updated narrative HERE

A video of the Exhibition, filmed on the day of the launch at the Church can be seen below.

The Exhibition, launched at St Michael's Church on Saturday 14th June reflected the research into the 33 men listed on the memorial column inside the Church. The main exhibits were 6 panels telling aspects of those men's lives during the Great War.

Click on each of the links below to see the relevant full panel.

'Heroes of Chiswick' panel
'The Age of War' panel
'Soldiers & Sons' panel
'Friends & Family' panel
Picture Perfect - Sully's Story' panel
'St Michael's Church: a space for remembrance'panel

My Darling Boy performed by St Michael's Players

St Michael's Players first performed ‘My Darling Boy’ on Saturday 14th June 2014 during the opening afternoon of the exhibiution.

The play is a fictionalised account, written by Rev Martine Oborne, based on the lives of some of the men who appear on the memorial at St Michael’s Church.

The video (below) lasts approximately 30 minutes and was recorded during the Players’ performance on 14th June when the Heroes of Chiswick Exhibition opened.

On Thursday, October 9th 2014 at 8pm there was the first public screening of The St Michael’s Players performance of ‘My Darling Boy’ at St Michael’s Church, Elmwood Road, W4 3DY.

It was screened again on Thursday 22nd 2015 as part of Chiswick Churches for Justice and Peace 'Peace in War' event hosted by St Michael's Church.