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.
- A photo ID such as Passport, Bus Pass, Driving licence
- 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.
Venue – The Keep, Woollards way, Brighton BN1 9BP
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
The Orange Lilies project will be attending this talk which is really useful for our own research as we start our investigations.
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