What did your Bexhill ancestor do in the First World War?
Workshop sessions with Bexhill Museum’s First World War Exhibition Group on Saturday 31st May 2014.
Morning session 11am – 1pm
Afternoon session 2pm-4pm
In March Bexhill Museum opened its new exhibition Bexhill Remembers which marks the centenary of the First World War and is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and is part of the Imperial War Museum’s First World War Centenary Partnership. The exhibition tells the story of Bexhill’s experience during the Great War. The project also aims to tell the stories of the thousands 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. While the Exhibition Group have been busy researching local individuals who were soldiers, nurses, conscientious objectors and civilians, there are still gaps in the information, so the Museum would love to hear from anyone who has Bexhill relatives who were connected to the town during the First World War and are willing to share their stories, photographs and documents.
Join the Exhibition 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 virtual tour of the new 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you cannot make the 31st May but would like to share the stories of your Bexhill First World War ancestors the Group would still love to hear from you. Private arrangements can be made for those unable to attend on the day, please contact email@example.com