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.

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

Pav-Blues-cartoon.jpgJo 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.

FREE: Outing to Pavilion Blues: Disability and Identity exhibition, Brighton Museum. This takes place on 12th October 10-12pm. From 1916 to 1920 over 6,000 military amputees were treated at the Royal Pavilion, Dome and Corn Exchange in Brighton.

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.

This talk will take place in the Museum Lab, and will involve an illustrated talk on the hospital and this time, as well as giving some background, on the individual stories of Albert Clay and George Fulkes.  Both fought on the Somme, although Albert was wounded later. We’ll also look at how the group can use the magazines to find out about soldiers who fought on the Somme.

Even if you have already visited the Pavilion Blues exhibition already, this event will approach the theme from a different angle so will offer new and nuanced information for visitors.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1090427137716975/

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

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

Upcoming project activities and events

Here are just some of the upcoming project events and activities for The Orange Lilies – Brighton and Hove in the Somme project this autumn. Why not come along to one of our free events and find out how to get involved, or just enjoy free walking tours, talks and activities.

church in the Somme - lita * Thanks to QueenSpark Books and its’ Letter in the Attic project for use of both these images.

Coming up ….

8th September 1-4pm. Free:  Boys on the Plaque project will be hosting a free Heritage Open Day. This event includes creative workshops, heritage activities and screenings to explore personal memories relating to the war and the stories we were left with.

Part of the The Boys on the Plaque project: Unearthing Hidden Histories of WWI Soldiers from Brighton & Hove. 

Venue – Fabrica Gallery, 40 Duke Street, Brighton BN1 1AG

9th September 6-7.30pm. Free:  A WWI historic walking tour will take place led by historian Dr Geoffrey Mead (donations welcome). Part of Heritage Open Days.

Part of the The Boys on the Plaque project: Unearthing Hidden Histories of WWI Soldiers from Brighton & Hove. 

Venue – Meet at Fabrica Gallery, 40 Duke Street, Brighton BN1 1AG

14th September 2.30-4.30pm. FREE: Conversation Cafe. This session will host visitors from the WWI themed Brighton’s Graphic War book project from QueenSpark Books, and a look at an earlier book Brighton the Graphic Novel on e-readers.

Part of the The Boys on the Plaque project: Unearthing Hidden Histories of WWI Soldiers from Brighton & Hove. 

Venue – Meet at Fabrica Gallery, 40 Duke Street, Brighton BN1 1AG

14th September 6-7.30pm. Free:  A WWI historic walking tour will take place led by historian Dr Geoffrey Mead (donations welcome).

Part of the The Boys on the Plaque project: Unearthing Hidden Histories of WWI Soldiers from Brighton & Hove. 

Venue – Meet at Fabrica Gallery, 40 Duke Street, Brighton BN1 1AG

28th September 10.30am-3pm. FREE: Outing to The Day that Sussex Died exhibition, Eastbourne. On just one fateful day in June, over 1000 men from Sussex were wounded or killed.

See the new recruits marching out of Eastbourne station and uncover the disastrous tales of soldiers like Albert Thomas Hendley, a baker from Willingdon who returned on leave to make his wedding cake and was tragically killed just a month before his wedding. Be moved and inspired by their stories in For Hearth, Home and Honour.

Venue – Redoubt Fortress, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 7AQ

12th October 2.30-4.30pm. FREE: Conversation Cafe The Boys on the Plaque research group to give a presentation on soldiers from the city of Brighton and Hove to the group.

Part of The Boys on the Plaque project: Unearthing Hidden Histories of WWI Soldiers from Brighton & Hove. 

Venue – Meet at Fabrica Gallery, 40 Duke Street, Brighton BN1 1AG

12th October (10am-12pm). FREE: 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.

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 partnership with Royal Pavilion & Museums

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