Schoolchildren from Sparrow Farm School sang war songs and cadets recited poetry as part of a World War One commemorative event in Feltham over the weekend.

The audience joined in as the children's choir got up to sing songs from the period and cadets Amy Lee and Patrycja Nowak of the Feltham sea cadet corps and Lucas Barnes of the 94th Air Training Corps read poems of the time.

More than 100 people went down to Feltham library and heard illustrated talks from members of the Feltham History Group including Eddie Menday and Alan Rice, as well as James Marshall from Hounslow Libraries local studies service.

 

There was also a large selection of old photographs and items from the First World War period including pieces from Barry Raymond's collection exhibited, on Saturday (5).

Among the visitors on the day were Mayor of Hounslow Corinna Smart, MP for Feltham and Heston Seema Malhotra, and local London Assembly member Tony Arbour.

Members of the West Middlesex Family History Society were also on hand to help visitors trace their ancestors especially those who served in the forces in the First World War.

Mr Menday said: "The day was a great success with so many members of the public supporting the efforts of the organisers in spite of the many sporting attractions on the day.

"Thank you to all those who took part in what he is sure will be a memorable occasion."

The next Feltham History Group event will be on the History of Feltham and St Dunstan's Church with talks and displays at the church followed by cream tea in the Georgian Church centre, on Saturday July 19.

There is still time to enter the national photography competition to commemorate 100 years of the Great War.

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