A War Story a day from Brighton Museums

During 2014, Brighton & Hove's Royal Pavilion and Museums will mark the centenary of the First World War by posting a story a day (Mon-Fri) about the conflict.

Most of these will be taken from our collections and the work we are doing behind the scenes to commemorate the anniversary. We will also post links to other work going on in the city, and resources that may be useful.

All these stories will hopefully tell you a little about the war, what it meant to Brighton & Hove, and what we can learn from it today.

Jul 22

Jul 21

If you’ve enjoyed our Dr Brighton’s War exhibition on the seafront, you can take your journey further with our FREE Story Drop app for iPhones / iPads and Android devices.

For a peek at what you might expect from the app, here’s the tale of the French Convalescent Home. Originally built for French nationals who became ill in London, in WW1 it welcomed British troops injured on the Western Front. 


Jul 17

If you’re planning a sunshine stroll on Brighton promenade this weekend, make sure to check out our Dr Brighton’s War exhibition.

We’ll be telling the story of Brighton’s First World War military hospitals on the seafront until 31 August.


Jul 16

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Jul 11
Another photo from the Stanford Road School Hospital. A view of one of the wards, with full patriotic bunting on display.
This photo was probably taken in August 1914, shortly after its conversion into a hospital, but before the first casualties had arrived from the Western Front.

Another photo from the Stanford Road School Hospital. A view of one of the wards, with full patriotic bunting on display.

This photo was probably taken in August 1914, shortly after its conversion into a hospital, but before the first casualties had arrived from the Western Front.


Jul 10
The Stanford Road School Hospital was one of the first schools in Brighton to be converted into a military hospital in August 1914. It became part of the 2nd Eastern General Hospital, a cpmplex of hospitals centred on the Boys Grammar School in Hove.
The building can still be seen today, and it remains a school.
Find our more about Brighton’s WW1 military hospitals in our new Dr Brighton’s War exhibition on Brighton seafront.

The Stanford Road School Hospital was one of the first schools in Brighton to be converted into a military hospital in August 1914. It became part of the 2nd Eastern General Hospital, a cpmplex of hospitals centred on the Boys Grammar School in Hove.

The building can still be seen today, and it remains a school.

Find our more about Brighton’s WW1 military hospitals in our new Dr Brighton’s War exhibition on Brighton seafront.


Jul 9
'The New Army' was the name given to the new brigades formed by Kitchener in the early months of the First World War, which were made up of fresh volunteers. 
This poster, probably issued in late 1914 or early 1915, has clearly been produced to address a point of uncertainty. It stresses that volunteers would not be joining the army for a fixed term of duty, but would only need to serve until the war was over. This was a reminder that the New Armies were for voluntary patriots supporting their country; recruitment did imply a new choice of career.

'The New Army' was the name given to the new brigades formed by Kitchener in the early months of the First World War, which were made up of fresh volunteers. 

This poster, probably issued in late 1914 or early 1915, has clearly been produced to address a point of uncertainty. It stresses that volunteers would not be joining the army for a fixed term of duty, but would only need to serve until the war was over. This was a reminder that the New Armies were for voluntary patriots supporting their country; recruitment did imply a new choice of career.


Jul 8

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