Epsom families will get a chance to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War through a range of activities at Bourne Hall Museum.

Spring Street’s Bourne Hall Museum will be hosting a range of events to commemorate the 455 local men who died in the war.

On Sunday, September 23, the museum will be the stage of a war reenactment featuring field nurses in a field hospital, a cook with a working stove and troops with a vickers machine gun.

The day will also feature a picnic and a thank you concert featuring the greatest hits from the time.

On Saturday, October 13, a British Army officer will be on site to give a talk about trench warfare on the Western Front and trench life.

The day will feature opportunities to handle objects and weapons from the day.

On Saturday, November 10, children’s art school Budding Artists will be pairing up with Bourne Hall Museum to teach participants how to build a moving tank and learn about the history of the vehicle.

Sessions cost £8 per child and run from 11am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 2.30pm.

On Monday, November 5, local school children will be joined by the mayor of Epsom and Ewell, Cllr Neil Dallen to open the annual garden of remembrance within Bourne Hall Park.

Children will be given poppy crosses to plant, and there will be opportunities for schools to perform a poem or a short song.

On Wednesday, 7 November, there will be a commemoration in Epsom Market Place to mark the death of the last Epsom and Ewell resident killed in the war, the trooper Frederick Watkins.

From 6pm on Sunday, November 11, Epsom and Ewell borough council will light up a beacon at Bourne Hall Park as part of national event.

Once the beacon is lit, a bugler will sound the Last Post and there will be a performance from Epsom Male Voice Choir.

To find out more or book an event, contact David Brooks on dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk