A remembrance service will mark the beginning of the events planned in Sutton to commemorate the centenary of WWI. Poppies floating on the pond and a symbolic ringing of church bells by All Saints Church in Carshalton will follow the ceremony.

World War I Commemorative Event; Carshalton Ponds Memorial Gardens, Honeywood Walk, Carshalton; Sunday, August 3, 4pm.


Cheam in 1914 explores links between the local area and the First World War through a temporary display of newspaper articles, advertisements, photographs and war records.

Cheam in 1914 exhibition; Whitehall, 1 Malden Road, Cheam, Surrey SM3 8QD; open now on Wednesday to Friday 2pm-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm.



A commemorative exhibition featuring articles from the conflict will tell the story of the events that led Britain to war in 1914.

A War to End All Wars; Honeywood museum, Honeywood Walk, Carshalton SM5 3NX; Wednesday to Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm.


As part of a nationwide campaign, members of Sutton are invited to switch off their lights to mark the hour Britain first entered the war 100 years ago.

Lights Out Campaign, nationwide; Monday, August 4, 10pm-11pm.


A vigil service will take place in Cheam. After the ceremony all of the names on the town’s war memorial will be read out.

Vigil Service; St Dunstan’s Church, Church Lane, Cheam, Surrey SM3 8QH; Monday, August 4, 8pm-11pm.


A drumhead service will take place on the anniversary of England joining the war. The army tradition sees drums stacked on each other and draped in the regimental colours or the national flag. It will be followed by a candlelit vigil service.

Drumhead service; Belmont war memorial, Queens Road, Belmont SM2 6BZ; Monday, August 4, 9.00pm-11pm.