Archives, Libraries and museums

volunteers and students

Worthing College students were supported in researching for their exhibition films by our older volunteers, November 2014.
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‘The keep was really interesting.’
Worthing College student volunteer.

Hunting for stories about Shoreham Army Camp took our volunteers and students to archives museum and libraries all over the Southeast. Worthing Museum opened it’s store of First World War items such as posters and toys to our researchers. Volunteers also searched for clues in the West Sussex Record Office, the Royal Engineers Museum, the Imperial War Museum, Marlipins Museum and the Suffolk Regiment Museum.

Stories about the local reaction to the Army Camp were found in abundance in the local papers by our volunteers with the support of Martin Hayes and the West Sussex County Council Library service.

Volunteers and Worthing College students visiting archives also learnt new skills in conservation and paper handling thanks to the Elizabeth Hughes and Melissa Williams at the Keep archive at Falmer – the site of the East Sussex Record Office.

Read our project blogs from the day:
September 2014
November 2014
November 2014
– December 2014
December 2014

Read some of the student blogs about their research at the Keep:
Amelia Tomlinson
Emily Scott
Emily Seaton

Keep archive

Volunteers and students from Worthing College each took a trip to the Keep archive where they learnt paper conservation techniques and discovered coroner’s reports on the unfortunate deaths of soldiers from the Army Camp.
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