The Orange Lilies at Armed Forces Day

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20160625_113443Our project The Orange Lilies was present at Brighton’s Armed Forces Day event this week on Saturday 25th June. The event, organised by Brighton and Hove Council hosted different projects including the Royal Sussex Regiment, British Legion and Brighton Black History‘s exhibit on WWI Indian Soldiers.

It was a useful way to discuss the project with potential partners and spend some time with our Royal Sussex military advisor Rodney Patterson (top right) too. We found a soldier from Brighton (Lt Eric Archibald McNair) who was killed at The Somme through the Royal Sussex’ exhibition boards which was fascinating to discover. More to follow on this.

We enjoyed some performances from Max Miller impersonators, and a trip of singers alongside vintage music as well as live poetry and spoken word introduced by Brighton Black History’s Davinder Dhillon.

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The Orange Lilies at Brighton event – 25th June

LITA Palace Pier.jpgOur new project The Orange Lilies will be taking part at Brighton’s Armed Forces Day this year on. It’s a free day and will see exhibitions, performance, music and drop in activities taking place at the Dome Studio and on New Road too.

Why not come along and say hello  and share your family history about Brighton and Hove in the Somme!

To find out more about this day, you can get in touch with the organiser diane.coe@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Images used with kind permission of the Letter in the Attic project from QueenSpark Books