Streatham History

Streatham's Royal Connections

May 1916; The Great War that had been believed would last for mere weeks was nearing the end of its second year. Married men were about to be made eligible for conscription and the war in Europe seemed stuck in the trenches.

Streatham was doing its part, though, treating huge numbers at one of the three hospitals dedicated to war casualties, including the Streatham Red Cross Hospital and The Streatham Relief Hospital.