The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are coming to Moulsecoomb near Brighton to visit the country's latest Keep, in which they are keeping their 900 year old secrets.
The Keep is a new state-of-the-art historical resource centre based near Moulsecoomb, Brighton and will house over six miles of archives, historical resources dating back over 900 years and the internationally renowned Mass Observation Archive.
Putting Moulsecoomb on the Map.
The royal visit is the latest piece of good news for Moulsecoomb.
- Moulsecoomb Primary School won Best School of the Year 2012.
- The Bevy Pub won the prestigious Evening Argus Business in the Community award.
- The Amex Stadium announce plans for new hotel creating much needed job.
- The Bridge Community resource centre is getting a new and permanent home.
- The new Amex Stadium, Sussex University and Brighton Racquet Club are all within walking distance.
Great News for Moulsecoomb
The Keep will be a vibrant community resource and research facility where visitors can access historical resources dating back over 900 years and the internationally renowned Mass Observation Archive, under one roof for the first time.
The new building will be open to anyone who wants to use the public search rooms and facilities.
The Keep's purpose is to encourage learning and participation across all ages and every part of the community, including Schools, colleges and universities, Volunteers, Community groups and local organisations.
The Keep, rooms and facilities
Public search rooms and research facilities will be available for all visitors to use. These facilities will include:
- Repository block – built to house over six miles of archives with space for future collections. The temperature and other conditions have to be just right to preserve the collections perfectly.
- Public search rooms and group research areas – for anyone wanting to research and explore the collections.
- Learning and multifunction rooms – for school classes, student groups and adult learners to engage in interactive and creative learning with archives. These rooms can also be opened out to host a wide range of community activities, including workshops and events for up to 150 people.
- Oral history recording room – to record and preserve the memories and stories of life, people and events from the past.
- Staff facilities – including a conservation workshop and a digitisation suite. These will let staff preserve and provide hands-on and online access to the collections.
- Space to work with staff – for volunteers, students and community groups to work with staff and learn new skills to help preserve the archives.
- Electronic preservation facilities – equipment and facilities to preserve electronic archives and digital media.
- Café area – situated on the ground floor, visitors can buy, or bring their own, food and drink.
Anyone wishing to be in the Royal welcoming party, organised on behalf of the County Archivist, should contact Lianna Jarrett Associates on 01273 328683 or email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4pm on Thursday 24th October.
Halloween's Day, famed for the day when Ghouls, Ghosts and Witches come out to play.
Have you read Chris Spivey's article called Monster's Inc? It's a shocking indictment of the Queen and her family. Of-course all this rumour and insinuation of Satanic worship could all be a conspiracy by the Christian Extreme right, as exposed by SAFF, having conducted their own thorough investigation of the Devil in Lewes article published by the Guardian newspaper, but then again as Chris Spivey points out, something more sinister is afoot. In light of which the visit of the Queen on Halloween's Day couldn't be better timed.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are in town, lock up your kids and bring in your cats.