The 4th of August 2014 marked the Centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Brighton and Hove Libraries are commemorating WW1 with book displays, events and much more!
First World War Events
We have a whole series of commemoration events planned, these include poetry workshops, special collection open days, author talks and exhibitions. Find out more with our Events Centenary Timeline.
For a full list of WW1 events taking place across the city please visit: http://www.visitbrighton.com/first-world-war
First World War Reading Corners
Working in partnership with East Sussex County Council and West Sussex County Council the Library Service has developed detailed WW1 booklists which you can access in libraries across Brighton and Hove.
Visitors can use the Reading Corner to find out about events and exhibitions taking place throughout the Library Service and also discover all the events happening at local museums and heritage sites.
Resources and Special Collections
You may not know about the range of fascinating resources the library has on WW1.
Jubilee and Hove Library Special Collections include unique photographs, letters, pamphlets and newspapers.
Visit Hove Library to peruse the Hove Roll of Honour, a collection of 600 war records, photographs and ephemera that belonged to Hove personel who died fighting in WW1.
Have you been making the most of our eLibrary? Trace your own Family Tree using online resources such as Ancestory and Findmypast. What role did your ancestors play in WW1? You can also scan through millions of historical newspapers from the British Library Collection using the British Newspaper Archive.
Use our useful WW1 Centenary Websites list to find out about local and national resources available at archives, museums and other organisations.
Duncan Andrews and Lucy Day