Sussex

Lottery funding for Brighton history project

  • 15 May 2013
  • From the section Sussex
Artist's vision of The Keep
Image caption The Keep is due to open later in the year, housing 900 years' worth of archives

A history centre in Brighton and Hove has been awarded more than £40,000 in lottery funding for a community project.

The Keep will open in Woollards Field in Moulsecoomb later in the year.

More than 900 years' worth of archives including written records, maps and drawings will be housed in the centre.

The grant will fund the training of volunteers and the running of sessions to uncover the area's history from older residents.

The £43,800 lottery funding has been awarded for an 18-month History On Your Doorstep project.

Isilda Almeida-Harvey from the records office, said their activities would involved "older generations of residents who, through their stories, memories and photographs, will help us to uncover and celebrate the rich history of Moulsecoomb and the surrounding area".

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