Sleeping Hut SUS-150319-064307001
Sleeping Hut SUS-150319-064307001

Eastbourne’s history as a World War One convalescent camp in pictures

Summerdown Camp was a convalescent camp for wounded soldiers in WWI in Eastbourne, and in 2015 there was a special exhibition at the Pavilion, Royal Parade, showing off photographs and artefacts.

By Julia Northcott
Wednesday, 5th January 2022, 9:09 am

The exhibition ran for six months of that year to commemorate the centenary of the camp opening in 1915.

Summerdown Camp was one of the first of such convalescent establishments, and by 1919 had treated around 150,000 soldiers.

Photographer Mark Dimmock visited the exhibition in 2015 and took these photographs.

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