Brighton Cemetery Research Trip Written by John, Volunteer Researcher Sally, Tom, Angi, Sandrine and myself, John, met up at the entrance to the Extra Mural Cemetery, on the Lewes Road in Brighton. We had decided that a visit to the burial place of Holy Trinity Church’s most famous Preacher, The Rev. FW Robertson, was due.… Read More Cemetery snapshot: visiting Robertson and Wylds
When researching through the Holy Trinity parish records which are kept at The Keep, we came across some beautifully hand written church meeting minutes. These meeting minutes are a great insight into the church, the decisions they made about it, and the world at that time too. We noticed an organ being mentioned in 1906… Read More Discovering the organ
Meeting Poet Richard Realf’s 3x Great-Niece By Sally Connellan, Research Coordinator Today I met the 3x great-niece of Richard Realf who is writing a book on his life and work, Realf was a poet born in East Sussex (14 June 1832 – 28 October 1878). Richard Realf emigrated to United States in 1854 and traveled all over the US… Read More Robertson and Realf
Training with The Keep Introduction, information and tour The Keep is a centre for archives that opens up access to all the collections of the East Sussex Record Office (ESRO), the Royal Pavilion & Museums Local History Collections and the internationally significant University of Sussex Special Collections. It also works to conserve and preserve archives in… Read More The Keep – information and inspiration
We’re thrilled that the planned restoration on key areas of our 200 year old church space is underway! Here is a spotlight on the first bit of stained glass repair, carried out by specialist Paul Yarde, who has kindly explained his process: “First thing with any restoration is to record with photos and a “brass… Read More Restoration in motion!