Royal Pavilion & Museums (Brighton & Hove)


4-5 Pavilion Buildings
United Kingdom

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Collection name: Time & Place; Subjects: Oral History: Brighton and Hove Black History Group present stories from Black and minority ethnic people who, from the 1950s to 1970s, came from former British colonies to train and work for the NHS. Post-war staff shortages led the NHS to launch recruitment campaigns overseas and the resulting immigration changed the demographic of urban centres like Brighton & Hove. Time and Place explores this significant point in history for both the UK and the local area. The poster display, by Brighton and Hove Black History Group, looks at the contribution made by ten women who worked as nurses at Brighton General Hospital; items: 10 Digital Audio Files. Collection name: Brighton Polytechnic History Workshop; Subjects: Oral History: A collection of 83 audio interviews by Brighton Polytechnic History Workshop about various workers in Brighton in the early 1900s. Interviews were recorded from 1978 to 1980. All content related to Brighton life; items: 43 Compact Cassette. Collection name: Catching Stories: Voices from the Brighton Fishing Community; Subjects: Oral History: Catching Stories is a living record, told in their own words, by the individuals who make up Brighton’s fishing community. Their past is remembered with humour and honesty, as are the bygone traditions and lifestyles of their families. This oral history collection reveals the details of a traditional profession; items: 35 Compact Cassette. Collection name: Oral History Collection; Subjects: Oral History: The collection comprises over 400 recordings of interviews and personal testimonies made by a wide cross-section of the community. They capture the rich diversity of city life from the views and experiences of street traders, pub landlords, war veterans, schoolchildren, craft maker, to the insights of ‘renegade’ subcultures. The collection has been developed to complement many of the museums’ key holdings: including archaeology, natural sciences, local and social history, world art, costume, decorative art, toys, film and media and our historic buildings; Preston Manor, Royal Pavilion, Brighton Museum, Booth Museum and Hove Museum.; items: 148 Compact Cassette, 161 MiniDisc, 63 Digital Audio Files. Collection name: Radio Brighton; Subjects: Radio; Documentary & News: The collection comprises over 560 tapes of Radio Brighton material from 1968 to 1980. The recordings include interviews recorded for programmes existing in a pre-edited state and copies of Radio Brighton programmes. This collection represents the only early Brighton local radio material in the country; items: 566 Open Reel Tape,