Battle of Boar’s Head

SussexDied12thWebWe’ll be at this drop-in day hosted by Brighton Museum on Thursday 30th June.

The Battle of Boar’s Head was a diversionary attack a day before the Battle of the Somme, in which many Royal Sussex local recruits (known as Lowther’s Lambs) were massacred. The event had a major effect on Sussex towns and villages, particularly Brighton, becoming known as ‘The Day Sussex Died’.

To mark its centenary Brighton Museum is hosting a drop-in day which will include WWI re-enactors, relevant items from the collections that can be handled, a documentary on the Somme and boards telling the stories of some of the casualties. Members of the British Legion and Boar’s Head casualties’ families will be in attendance, and many of Brighton’s churches will ring their bells at 5pm to mark the day.

Read more about the Battle of Boars Head.

There are two sessions: 10-1pm & 2-4pm, drop-in.

Free with admission ticket.

Venue: Brighton Museum, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, BN1 1EE

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