'The Bravest Little Street in England' by Carole Evans
27 Feb
Main image: Installation at the Lumen Crypt Gallery, Nov 2019
Portrait: From “A Street of Soldiers”
About the talk: 'The Bravest Little Street in England' is about the brave men of Chapel Street, of Altrincham, near Manchester, who failed to return home from the First World War 100 years ago. Chapel Street received the accolade of “the bravest little street in England” after the town was awarded a Roll of Honour by King George V in 1919. Of the 161 men who enlisted from the street, 29 failed to return home, and a further 20 died of their wounds. Chapel Street was later razed to the ground in an attempt to clean up the town in the 1950’s. The story of the brave men of Chapel Street was largely forgotten until 2007, when a blue plaque was unveiled on the wall of Phantong Thai, formerly the Grapes Inn, and the last remaining building of Chapel Street.

About the Speaker: Carole Evans is a photographic artist and university lecturer. She is interested in how photography can be used to evoke and (re) construct memory, using photography to re-present historic events to contemporary audiences. She currently teaches at Ravensbourne and the University of the Creative Arts Farnham. She held an exhibition on the "Bravest Little Street in England" at the Lumen Crypt Gallery, in Bethnal Green, last November.

Royal British Legion Club, Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent BR5 1DH
27 Feb 2020 19:30