Marking the centenary of the First World War (WW1)


The council is working closely with a wide range of organisations to mark the centenary of the First World War (WW1) including remembrance services, theatre and creative performances and educational programmes. The programme will continue through to 2018.

The programme aims to appropriately reflect local history and wartime experience in a respectful and appropriate way. The courage and sacrifice made by many local people will be reflected upon, as will wider lessons learnt from personal accounts.

If you would like to be involved in the programme, or have your event listed, please contact Diane Coe on 01273 291280 or email diane.coe@brighton-hove,

Heritage Lottery Fund First World War: then and now

Explore the heritage of the First World War with grants of £3,000 - £10,000 you can apply anytime up to 2019

Brighton & Hove WW1 Heritage Bus

The First World War heritage bus is a joint venture between Brighton & Hove Buses and Brighton & Hove City Council and aims to raise awareness of the impact and significance of the First World War on the city and its residents during 1914-1918.

The selection of images chosen represent a small view into life of the city during the war, and it is hoped that this will awaken an interest in attaining further knowledge and inspire you to do your own research be it personal, local, national or global, or visit one of the many events or exhibitions taking place.

Over the centenary years the heritage bus will be seen travelling across the city on many of the normal public routes.

Dr Brighton’s War: Hospitals and Healing

Brighton & Hove played its full part in the Great War, not only by providing hundreds of young men to fight, but also as ‘Doctor Brighton’ a hospital city where wounded soldiers were sent to recover in healthy ‘Sussex by the Sea’ before being sent back to their regiments or discharged into civilian life.