Seaford: England and Jamaica United by WWI

Seaford: England and Jamaica United by WWI

Seaford: England and Jamaica United by WWI

A two-part event celebrating the shared heritage of Seaford, East Sussex, and Seaford Town [known colloquially as German Town], Jamaica.

Illustrated talk:
The story of the British West Indies Regiment, stationed at North Camp, Seaford, for training between October, 1915-March, 1916, before heading off to war.

UK screening:
Documentary film, German Town: The Lost Story of Seaford Town, Jamaica
Screening followed by Q&A with the film’s director, David Ritter

Synopsis: Deep within the isolated and undeveloped mountainous region of Westmoreland lies a village with a history and people unique to Jamaica. It is said that the inhabitants of this village are descendants of German indentured servants who were used to work the Jamaican plantations after emancipation, in order to substitute the slave labour that drove the island’s economy. The documentary explores the history and contemporary life of Jamaicans with German heritage. Running time: 55mins

Region: All
Start Date: 18/10/2014
End Date: 18/10/2014
Start Time: 14:00 to 16:00
Venue: Bom-Bane’s
Venue Address: 24 George Street, Brighton
Website: http://https://seaford-england-and-jamaica-united-by-wwi.eventbrite.co.uk
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