In 2014, to mark the centenary of WW1, we worked with two groups of young people from Brighton & Hove to explore the history of the Royal Pavilion as military hospitals. The young people examined artefacts and photographs from the hospital, and visited rooms on the Royal Pavilion estate that were once used for medical treatment.

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The young people responded with short creative writing pieces reimagining the lives of the soldiers and medical staff who used the buildings at the time. Most of these stories were written in the same rooms which can be virtually visited on this website.The stories were recorded by the young people in a local recording studio.