Waltham Forest hosts international photographic exhibition Fields of Battle Lands of Peace

27 November 2018
Fields of Battle Lands of Peace

International touring photographic exhibition, Fields of Battle Lands of Peace 14-18 commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War has arrived in Waltham Forest for the final phase of its world tour.

Seen by over 10 million people, the exhibition, situated outside the old Magistrates Court (Forest Road, E17 4NX), is a tribute to all those who took part in, or were affected by the First World War. Featuring large scale photographs of World War One battlefields as they are now, you can see how once scenes of devastation have been reclaimed by nature and are beautiful scarred reminders of the war.

The exhibition was developed by award winning photographer Mike St Maur Sheil and took eight years to complete. Michael said “This collection represents a legacy which I hope will create a gateway to the battlefields themselves, thus encouraging people to visit these historic landscapes and create awareness and understanding of the events and historical implications of the First World War".

Alongside the photographs of the former battlefields the exhibition is rich with further information about World War One, which can be explored during a visit.

The exhibition was opened by Mayor, Cllr Sally Littlejohn on Tuesday 27 November with children from Our Lady St. George’s Catholic School and members of the British Legion.

Mayor, Cllr Sally Littlejohn commented: “This powerful exhibition marks the end of our commemorations of the centenary of World War One; it honours and remembers those that lost their lives around the world. It gives us pause to remember the men and women from Waltham Forest whose lives were affected by the war, and to reflect on the spirit of fellowship and reconciliation that reminds us of how fortunate we are to be at peace.”

The exhibition is now free to view outside The Magistrates, Town Hall Campus, Forest Road, E17 4NX until 19 December 2018.

 

Find out more about the touring exhibition here.

Download the Exhibition Guide