Heritage Lottery Fund
Fabrica, a visual arts organisation based in the former Holy Trinity Church in Ship Street, in partnership with Strike A Light and Brighton & Hove Library Services, has received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project, The Boys on the Plaque, in Brighton & Hove. Awarded through HLF’s First World War: then and now programme, the project will highlight a recently uncovered WWI memorial plaque situated in the former Holy Trinity Church which houses Fabrica gallery.
Researching hidden history
On 4 August, 2014, the original commemorative plaque was uncovered at the building – 30 years after the church was closed when the plaque was covered up. Supported by a team of archivists, artists and historians, the local community will come together through research, creative activities and heritage events to discover the hidden histories of the ninety five soldiers commemorated on the plaque and consider the personal experiences of ordinary people during the war.
For a list of names and more information on the project visit here