An enjoyable session today at Brighton Museum at the Pavilion Blues exhibition with participants from our Boys on the Plaque – Conversation Cafes group who meet on the second Wednesday of every mont
UPCOMING EVENTS – 2016
Our free Heritage Open Days events taking place in 2016 will be at Fabrica on Thursday 8th September from 1-4pm.
A WWI historic walking tour will also take place on Friday 9th September, which will be led by historian Dr Geoffrey Mead
Professor Albert Grundlingh (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) will be giving talks at the University of Brighton for Gateways to World War I project (3 February) and the University of Kent (4 February) exploring the ways in which the 1917 sinking of the SS Mendi, carrying a detachment of the South African Native Labour Contingent, has been remembered.
At 3:05am on 30 June 1916, the Southdowns went over the top. The Germans had known they were coming for several days and, as would be discovered in 24 hours at the Somme, the artillery bombardment at Richebourg had had little affect on the German wire. As a result, the attack was a disaster.