Pauline Paget at Summerdown Camp

Angel of Summerdown

Read this article to learn about Pauline Page Whitney – The Angel of Summerdown. During the First World War some soldiers received wounds that needed special treatment in order to heal or to recover from. To help them recover, special camps were created around the country. Summerdown Camp was built near Eastbourne in the South Downs, and […]

Gertrude Coggins – Ticket Collector

Read this article to learn about Gertrude Coggins who worked as a ticket collector at Brighton Station. When men left Brighton and Hove to join the army and navy, many jobs and businesses became short staffed. As a result new job opportunities opened up for women. Gertrude was able to leave her work as a domestic servant and […]

Women’s Land Army

Read this article to learn about the Women’s Land Army. During the First World War, Britain faced the risk of starvation. Huge numbers of men had joined the army and, as a result, there were not enough men to work as farmers. Meanwhile German U-Boats sank ships in the Atlantic in a bid to prevent […]