Westgate Heritage Centre

Saturday 15th September 12pm - 4pm. Talks at 12:30pm & 2.30pm, Slide Shows at 1pm and 3pm 

‘The role of Westgate Women in the First World War’ 

Supporting this year’s theme by National Heritage of ‘Extraordinary Women’, we shall be honouring Westgate-on- Sea women and the important roles they participated in the Great War – including looking after RNAS Seaplane Base carrier pigeons, fund raising, relief distribution and most significantly nursing the wounded army personnel and those who needed support and care by whichever means required.

Talks will be at 12.30 and 2.30 by Dr Dawn Crouch, Curator/Historian

Slide shows will be at 1pm and 3pm - A compilation CD of various private collection photographs, kindly donated by a Heritage Centre member.

An exhibition of photos giving the background of the RNAS, High Beach VAD Hospitals, involvement of school buildings and many other interesting articles will be on display too.

Publications written by Dr. Crouch and Dr. Field will be available to purchase along with other booklets on the day. 

Self-guided walking trail of significant buildings and residences and their purpose during WW1.

Limited access as the exhibition is on the first floor and stairs are steep.


Town Hall Buildings
31 St Mildred’s Road

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