From Sussex to Passchendaele and back again

Kelly van Doorn “A plate of porridge, 2 cups of tea, bacon, bread, butter… cup of cocoa, steak and chips… Roast beef, roast potatoes, cabbage, carrots, cup of tea… 2 [more] cups of tea, bread, butter, pancakes or jam tart… cold beef… cup of cocoa”. This is what Private Frederick Unsted of the Royal SussexContinue reading “From Sussex to Passchendaele and back again”

The story that begins with a nut

Kelly van Doorn A large part of my job as Collections Officer is reconciling objects with object identification numbers. Early documentation was not up to modern standards and descriptions of objects are sometimes lacking, staff of the 1980s, I’m looking at you! Reconciliation involves me going back through all of the accession registers, object entryContinue reading “The story that begins with a nut”

Arthur Henry Crook

Eastbourne’s Key Workers Lizzie Williams Arthur Henry Crook was a doctor who lived in Eastbourne in the early to mid-1900s and worked at the Princess Alice Hospital for over 30 years. Arthur was born in 1884 in Southampton, and studied Natural Sciences at Christ College, Cambridge. He was awarded a scholarship to study medicine atContinue reading “Arthur Henry Crook”

Grace Milne-Miller

Lizzie Williams A few months ago, while researching the Eastbourne branch of the British Legion, I came across the name Sister Grace Milne Miller. I immediately thought that she was a Nun and wondered why she would be in Eastbourne. After a little research, I discovered that she was a medical Sister and that her storyContinue reading “Grace Milne-Miller”

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