Brighton and Hove WWI display for Armistice Day – The Keep

ww1-recruiting-poster-war-meeting-brighton-dome-britishBrighton and Hove WWI display for Armistice Day 

On Armistice Day, There will be a display of some original material from The Keep archive. One day only!
Friday 11th November 10am-4pm
We will be marking Armistice Day at The Keep with a free mini exhibition of archive material relating to the First World War. We’ll be including original newspapers, scrapbooks and photograph albums, soldiers’ letters, posters and more. For one day only, Friday 11 November, 10am – 4pm. All welcome!
The Armistice display will be in the ‘glass box’, which is the group work room between two reading rooms, so it isn’t going to be huge, but we’re including material from all The Keep’s partners so it should be an interesting mix and, we hope, an indication of the kinds of things people might hope to find here.

WWI archive research session – The Orange Lilies project

FREE: Research training session at The Keep archive with Research Coordinator Ross Hammond for The Orange Lilies- Brighton and Hove in the Somme project.

Not everyone is able to attend the whole day, so welcome to come along when you can, or leave when you need to. If you’re attending for the whole session, please bring a packed lunch.

This will be a chance to become a member of The Keep and some more advice about using the services there. There is no pressure to stay the whole day but I will be there from 11am – 4pm to offer any help.
The Keep is a world-class centre for archives that opens up access to all the collections of the East Sussex Record Office (ESRO), the Royal Pavilion & Museums Local History Collections and the internationally significant University of Sussex Special Collections. It is also a centre of excellence for conservation and preservation and represents the new generation of archive buildings in the UK. 
The Keep is situated near the Amex Stadium. The easiest way of getting there is via Bus:
By bus
The following Brighton & Hove buses stop just outside The Keep car park at the Brighton Academy bus stop:
Number 23 (Brighton Marina – County Hospital – Queens Park – Lewes Road – Universities)
Number 25 (Palmeira Square – Lewes Road – Universities),
Number 28 (Brighton – Lewes – Ringmer)
This is a link with more information on how to get there. http://www.thekeep.info/visit_us/getting-here/
Important:
 
If you have NOT visited the keep before please bring two forms of Identification:
  1. A photo ID such as Passport, Bus Pass, Driving licence
  2. A letter with your Address and Name

This is so you can get a reader card and get items from the Archive! This card is free for first time members.

You can find more information here: http://www.thekeep.info/visit_us/before-you-visit/

Venue – The Keep, Woollards way, Brighton BN1 9BP

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The Orange Lilies project is delivered by Strike a Light

In Partnership with the following organisations:

Brighton and Hove Lbraries and Information Service, Gateways to the First World War and Fabrica

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Image of Cyril Flower Martindale of the Royal Sussex Regiment used with kind permission of Patricia Reed

 

Lowther’s Lambs at The Boar’s Head: a talk by Dr Chris Kempshall

The Orange Lilies project will be attending this talk which is really useful for our own research as we start our investigations.

CGbNvEPXEAAcLsj.jpgLowther’s Lambs at The Boar’s Head: a talk by Dr Chris Kempshall

On 30 June 1916 the men of the Southdowns Battalions, ‘Lowther’s Lambs’, went over the top at ‘The Boar’s Head’, near Richebourg in France. What happened next has become known as ‘The Day that Sussex Died’.

This talk will tell the story of what happened that day, and how these volunteer battalions gave their lives in an attempt to ensure success for the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Dr Chris Kempshall is Associate Tutor at the University of Sussex and Associate Lecturer for the University of Kent, UK, specialising in allied relations on the Western Front and modern representations of the war. He is also Project Officer for East Sussex County Council’s First World War Centenary Project.

Venue: The Keep

Admission: £3.00 Booking is essential. Please pay on the door and arrive at least 15 minutes before the talk

Image used with  kind permission of the East Sussex in WWI project