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Museum shares the stories of Bexhill residents’ First World War ancestors

Lowther's Lambs  Image courtesy of Paul Reed, Great War Photos.

Lowther's Lambs Image courtesy of Paul Reed, Great War Photos.

What did your Bexhill ancestor do in the First World War?

Come along and share your relative’s stories with the Bexhill Museum’s First World War Group on Saturday 31st May.

Places are still available for either the morning session from 11am – 1pm or the afternoon session from 2pm-4pm spaces.

In March Bexhill Museum opened its new exhibition Bexhill Remembers, to mark the centenary of the First World War.

This project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and part of the Imperial War Museum’s First World War Centenary Partnership.

The exhibition tells the story of Bexhill during the Great War. The project also tells the stories of Bexhill residents who experienced the War as soldiers, nurses, medical officers and ambulance drivers at the Front, Conscientious Objectors, and those who supported the war effort at home.

Another part of the project is the creation of an archive which records the experiences of the various Bexhill men and women who were involved in the war. This archive will be included on the new look Access Centre which will be officially launched this summer.

Join the First World War Group on Saturday 31st May to explore and share your Bexhill First World War heritage.

Come and learn about the new exhibition and receive tips on researching your First World War relatives, while getting a tour of the new digital Access Centre. In return the group would love to find out more about your First World War Bexhill relatives and will be happy to accept photographs and to copy your documents to add to our Access Centre. They would also be interested in photographs of related First World War objects (with regret please do not bring the actual objects with you). Booking is essential as places are limited. You can book into a morning session from 11am to 1pm or an afternoon session from 2pm to 4pm. Tea and coffee will be provided. To book a place phone 01424 787950 or email temp.exhib.team@bexhillmuseum.co.uk

If you cannot make the 31st but would like to share the stories of your Bexhill First World War ancestors private arrangements can be made - contact temp.exhib.team@bexhillmuseum.co.uk

 

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