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Remembering the Wrythe 22.11.11

There are just a few days left to explore a local community's collective history at an exhibition in the Circle Library.

Frederick Fuller and Eliza Branch

The 'Men of the Wrythe' exhibition delves into the lives of residents from four roads in The Wrythe: St John's Road, St James' Road, St Andrew's Road and William Street, between 1850 and 1920. Despite its small size, this area of Sutton sent more men to fight in World War One than any other part of the borough did, and the exhibition takes a particularly close look at the men who fought and died.

Cllr Graham Tope, Executive Member for Community Safety, Leisure and Libraries on Sutton Council, said: "These four roads have a fascinating history. People living here were part of a very strong, close knit community and this exhibition gives an interesting glimpse into their personal lives. Of course, this sense of community is something that is still present in Sutton today and it's good to see visits from descendants of these families, many of whom still live in the area."

The exhibition launched on Saturday 12th November with a talk about the history of The Wrythe and a chance for relatives of the inhabitants of the area to share their memories. The exhibition will run until 30 November.

For more information on the exhibition, contact the Circle Library on 020 8648 6608, or

Last updated: Monday, 19 December 2011

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