'When I Have Done My Bit'

Saturday 03 November - Friday 21 December

 

As part of the nationwide commemoration of the end of the First World War, this winter Littlehampton Museum will be holding a special exhibition looking at the town and its residents during this time.  

The display will explore how the people of Littlehampton fared in the final years of the War, the struggles they faced and the changes all around them. It will also look at Armistice Day, what happened in the streets when Peace was declared, and how the town chose to honour the fallen.

Finally, the exhibition will remember the Peace Day celebrations of the 19th July 1919, where the whole town took part in a day of festivities, including a magnificent procession through the streets.  

The exhibition will also include original documents and items from the Museum's collection, alongside fascinating loans from the Royal Sussex Regiment Museum, including a writing set from the trenches, and a badge made by a soldier for his sister whilst recuperating in hospital in 1919.

 

To accompany the exhibition, the Museum Curator will be hosting a talk exploring these subjects in more detail. This event is free to attend and will take place on Saturday 10th November at 11am.