​Poignant Street Exhibition to Commemorate WW1 Heroes Across Eastbourne​

A series of touching pavement stories and twilight projections will mark out the former lives of WWI soldiers in Eastbourne’s first ever town-wide street exhibition, to remember the End of War centenary from November 5

The display concludes a year-long research project, with volunteers and Heritage Eastbourne staff discovering the stories behind the 1,258 names listed on the Town Hall Memorial Board, along with many others who took part in and survived the dreadful conflict. Featuring 130 pavement panels outside the homes of former soldiers, a series of memorials will tell their individual stories, including where they lived, how they died, and in the case of those who returned – what happened to them next. As well as an indoor exhibition at the Town Hall, the Eastbourne Borough Council commemorations will feature an outdoor twilight projection as night falls. Displaying the faces of Eastbourne soldiers who died in WWI, the touching projection will appear on the mayoral windows of the Town Hall building each evening from 5pm to 7pm until November 11.

St John’s Church in Meads will be holding a week-long festival of remembrance from November 5 to 11, opening the tower each day with an exhibition remembering the 69 local men who died in WWI, along with a 24-hour vigil, art exhibition, storytelling, drama, a memory workshop day with Age Concern, talks, school concerts, choirs and a Community Remembrance quilt.

WW1 Heroes Across Eastbourne
Touching Street Exhibition to Commemorate WW1 Heroes Across Eastbourne


Signtek, the company that sign writes all our vehicles here at Birchwood, proudly helped the Eastbourne council with these remembrance floor vinyl’s scattered around Eastbourne.

This is an amazing way to remember the heroes who fought in WW1. Have you seen the floor vinyl’s around Eastbourne? Is there one outside your home or in your street? Show us, we would love to see them!