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Sunday 4 November 1018


Lindfield Remembers World War I Exhibition

King Edward Hall, Lindfield

FREE ENTRY: donations to Lindfield Royal British Legion, Lindfield Bonfire Society, Lindfield Historical Society Group and Mid Sussex RED

Exhibition includes:

  • Life in Lindfield during WWI
  • The Lindfield Men who did not return
  • 94 Years of the RBL in Lindfield
  • Living Museum - The mini hospital at King Edward Hall
  • There but not there - silhouettes / reflection space
  • WW1 Canteen - tea and biscuits


Thursday 8 November 2018

Family History Talk - Researching First World War ancestors

Worthing Library

Time: 10.00am to 12 noon

Tickets: £5.00 (non-refundable) available from the library 

Event information

A talk offering expert help and advice on researching your WW1 military ancestors, particularly for those who have already started their family history and want advice on going further.

The talk includes a two-hour training session served up with coffee or tea and biscuits.

Tel: 01903 704809


Thursday 8 November 2018

November 1918: Burgess Hill’s last casualties

Burgess Hill Library

Time: 7.00pm to 8.30pm

Tickets: £5.00 (non-refundable) available from the library

Event information

An illustrated talk by Tim Stanton, Librarian.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and using resources available from West Sussex Libraries and the internet, this talk will look at the lives and final days of some of the soldiers from Burgess Hill who died across the world in the final weeks of the conflict.

Tea and coffee will be available on arrival.

Tel: 01444 255452


The First Great Silence

Exhibition at Marlipins Museum gives insight into Shoreham during the First World War

Marlipins Museum is offering the opportunity for visitors to get an insight into Shoreham’s role in the First World War with its new exhibition The First Great Silence.
Open until 11th November


Sunday 11 November 2018

Battle’s Over


A Nation’s Tribute

11 November 2018

100 Years of Remembrance

Arrival by 5.45pm for a 6.00pm start

Shoreham Fort

Shoreham Beach

BN43 4HN


As part of the national campaign the High Sheriff of West Sussex, Caroline Nicholls DL, will be lighting the beacon to remember those who gave their all. We are inviting you, the community, to light a tea-light candle for anyone you wish to remember.


The beacon lighting will take place at 7.00pm


Hastings Remembers

Local Stories of the First World War

Discover how we got new opportunities

Remember the local men who signed up

FREE exhibition until 27 January 2019



Ringing for Peace Armistice 100

11h00 11 November

We need recruits to celebrate this important centenary

All faiths and no faiths welcome

Free training

Tuesdays 7.30pm

St Mary de Haura, Shoreham


Tel: 01273 440202


Saturday 10 November

The Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band

Lewes Town Hall


The Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band presents a concert of Remembrance, Reflection and Celebration by kind permission of the Mayor of Lewes


Free admission. There will be a retiring collection in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

To reserve ticket email Jane ]

Tel: 07980 407831


Faces of the Great War

Lewes Town Hall

5 - 17 November

An Exhibition in Lewes Town Hall of images of the men and women of Lewes who died in the Great War 1914-1918 and the stories behind them. Can you help us find the missing images?


WFA Sussex Branch Future Speakers


Friday 14 December

Luci Gosling : ‘Major Richardson and the War Dog School’.

Preceded by AGM


Friday 8 February 2019

Geoffrey Vessey-Holt : ‘A Sussex Tank Corps Hero in Action in 1918 - The Long Hard Road to Victory’


Friday 12 April 2019

Rob Thompson : ‘Logistics’

Details of the discussion to be confirmed