Worthing Museum & Art Gallery

Hamish wades through the project budget and reports, August 2015. Photo credit 60. Creative Commons license CC BY-NC.

Hamish wades through the project budget and reports, August 2015. Photo credit 60. Creative Commons license CC BY-NC.

Worthing Museum took the lead on this exciting project. It began with Curator of Arts and Exhibitions, Hamish MacGillivray, who created the concept and successfully applied for funding from the Heritage Lottery to explore the history of Shoreham Army Camp 1914-1919 with volunteers and community partners.

Hamish was involved throughout the project:  setting up training for the students, closely engaged in the touring exhibition, particularly its interactive elements, and taking part in summer events, such as the guided walk and Shoreham market day.

The Heritage Lottery funding provided for a part-time Project coordinator to manage the project day to day, Gail Mackintosh. Gail’s activities included: recruiting and managing a dedicated group of volunteers, developing the exhibition content, and organising and delivering the summer events including, talks, the guided walk and Archaeology Open day. Gail also created and uploaded the content for the project blog and this project website.

Gail and Hamish were supported by the excellent staff of Worthing Museum, by technicians Jason Powers and Mike Lawrence behind the scenes, by the Worthing Council, especially the web design team, and our excellent freelance graphic designer Jennie Osborne.

We would also like to thank local businesses – Bearded Bros Removals, CPO Print, Elfords Sheds, Kenads Printers, Park Cameras, Sig Roofing Supplies and Subway EPS Ltd. – for getting involved.