From the Somme to Brighton: the stories of two ‘Pavilion Blues’

operation-room-kitchener-hospital.jpgFREE: Outing to Pavilion Blues: Disability and Identity exhibition, Brighton Museum.

From 1916 to 1920 over 6,000 military amputees were treated at the Royal Pavilion, Dome and Corn Exchange in Brighton.

Jo Palache, researcher for ‘Pavilion Blues: Disability and Identity’ at Brighton Museum, shares the tales of two of the amputees who were treated at the Pavilion Military Hospital and discusses how their individual stories helped her learn more about the lives of the patients at the hospital.

This will take place in the Museum Lab on Wednesday 12th October from 10am -12pm. The illustrated talk will cover the hospital and WWI, as well as giving some background, on the individual stories of soldiers Albert Clay and George Fulkes.  Both fought on the Somme, although Albert was wounded later.

To commemorate this centenary, the story of the Pavilion Military Hospital for limbless soldiers is being told in the current exhibition, Pavilion Blues: Disability & Identity, at Brighton Museum. Researcher Jo Palache will talk about the stories behind it and her own project research.

In association with the Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove.

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

With thanks to the East Sussex in WWI project for the cover image for this page.


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