Open Fridays 10am-3pm

WW1 & WW2 Community Event

Open daily Monday – Saturday for 2 weeks, starting 20th February 2017.

A community event exploring life for Uckfield and district people during World War 1&2. Come and see personal stories, artefacts and memorabilia on display and walk in the shoes of our ancestors for an immersive experience of local life during the period.

Geoff Bridger – Great War Historian – will run a help desk to advice visitors how to trace their WW1 ancestors. He will also do a talk on Sat 25th Feb.

Donna French – Uckfield Town Councillor – submitting WW1 medals of Albert Corden former Uckfield resident. http://uckfieldnews.com/uckfield-soldiers-world-war-1-medals-are-bought-for-the-town/

War Memorial research group started to trace stories of locals listed on the memorial. Email education@bridgecottageuckfield.co.uk for people interested in joining this research group.

The Keep, a world-class centre for archives will provide information from their collections including East Sussex Record Office (ESRO), University of Sussex and the Royal Pavilion & Museums Local History Collections. The Archaeology Team will also provide information on their war memorials project ‘Recording Remembrance’
Here is the link to the project which is in partnership with the Keep:  http://www.recordingremembrance.org.uk/help/visiting_a_memorial

Peter Hunter – ex Uckfield resident and police officer now retired will be signing copies of his book Dear Lorne, about a Canadian soldier he befriended as a boy during WW2 after he was run over directly outside Bridge Cottage by the Canadian Soldier based at a camp locally.

We are encouraging locals to come forward with their own stories or artefacts to submit to the exhibition. Email education@bridgecottageuckfield.co.uk

Hazel room will be set up as a living room during WW2 displaying period furniture and possessions.

Entrance fees: Adult £5, Child £2,  Family £10 (2 adults + 2 children, UDPS Memember £2.50

This event also features on East Sussex WW1 website, here: http://www.eastsussexww1.org.uk/events/?c24event=EVENT565662

  • February 20, 2017
  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm