Heart Streatham Issue 46

Welcome to October in Streatham! The Streatham Festival is back for the 17th year in a new autumn slot from October 5th-14th, along with the return of Streatham’s own Art Trail, Art23. Look out for some great events all over Streatham. You’ll find the full guide to what’s on in the centre of this magazine to pull out and keep and plan your StreatFest18. With comedy, dance, art, live music, workshops, and more, please take the chance to sample the lively arts scene in our area and support local venues and artists.

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Photo of Streatham War memorial unknown soldier standing in sorrow at the Streatham War Memorial Garden
By: John Brown, The Streatham Society STREATHAM PEACE MEDAL On Friday 18th July 1919 around 7,000 Streatham school children gathered on Tooting Bec Common for a "Great Peace Fete" to celebrate the official end of the First World War. The children were presented with the Streatham Peace Medal, suspended on a red white and blue ribbon, as a memento of the occasion. The children then sang the National Anthem accompanied by the local Fire Brigade band, and there were sports and entertainments including Punch and Judy; a musical clown; a conjurer, a ventriloquist, a picnic lunch and numerous other... Read more...
By John Brown, The Streatham Society To commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, St. Leonard's church is to reinstall and rededicate its War Memorial. This large wooden monument lists the names of 113 men of the parish who lost their lives whilst serving in the armed forces between 1914-18. Miraculously, the tablet survived the fire that gutted the church in 1975 as, at the time of the conflagration, it had been temporarily placed in the crypt pending its re-erection in the church. For many years the memorial remained hidden beneath the church until it was recently re-... Read more...