On Wednesday March 5 Bexhill Museum continues its lecture programme when Dr Geoffrey Mead, gives a talk entitled ‘The Great Agricultural Depression, the Disaster of World War One and Homes for Heroes.’
The First World War had enormous international impact, but there were also domestic issues in the UK that arose with the war.
The state of housing and its effect on the health of the recruits was one major factor, as was the state of British agriculture.
The end of the war saw huge changes in state provision of housing, however agriculture still had to struggle, largely unaided. This talk will look at a range of aspects resulting from the war, many of which are with us to this day.
The venue is St Augustine’s Church Hall off of Cooden Drive starting at 2:30pm. Museum members £3, members of the public £4. Refreshments are included.
The following day, Thursday March 6 Bexhill Museum holds its regular monthly coffee morning at The Parkhurst Hall. Parkhurst Road. 10 to 11:30 am.£1.50 entry. Bookstall, bric-a-brac table and raffle. Everyone welcome.