Great silent remembrance

Commemorating the centenary of the end of World War I, this special exhibition is entitled 'The First Great Silence'.

The first 'two minute silence' took place on the 11 November 1919, the first anniversary of the end of the war, after King George V personally requested all the peoples of the British Empire to suspend normal activities for two minutes to remember all those who had paid the supreme sacrifice and died. Since then, it has remained as part of the annual main commemorative ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, and at war memorials in many parts of the world.

The museum's custodians have undertaken massive research to find those named on the Shoreham-by-Sea War Memorial, who came from Shoreham and died fighting in World War I. The stories of some of them can now be read.

The museum will be open on Sunday, November 11th from 11.30am to 3.30pm, entrance free. Museum volunteers will then be involved in the service at the Old Fort which starts at 6pm.

The Marlipins Museum, High Street, Shoreham by Sea, is open weekly from Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30am until 4.30pm. Admission: adults £3.00 children £1.50 and Friends of Marlipins Museum members free.

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