Exhibition organiser seeks new information on the history of Pevensey Castle

Letters
Letters

From: Janet Taylor

Pevensey Castle, site manager

English Heritage is gathering new information for an exciting exhibition tracing Pevensey Castle’s history from Roman fort, 1066 and the Norman Invasion, through four medieval sieges to the Second World War when it became a command and observation post.

Wartime alterations supervised by the Ministry of Works included the construction of new blockhouses, anti-tank defences and pill boxes for machine-gun posts that were blended and camouflaged into the old walls and the refitting of the medieval castle towers.

Most of the Castle installations were deliberately left as reminders of the Second World War and this important time in the Castle’s history.

The Castle was used by the Home Guard, British, Canadian and US Army Corps units.

We are seeking information, in particular photographs of the Canadian troops at Pevensey Castle, to use in this new exhibition.

Please delve into your photo albums and search out any information you may have, and contact Pevensey Castle, your stories will help to re-tell the history of Second World War at Pevensey Castle.

Please contact: Pevensey Castle, Castle Lane, BN24 5LE