Admission:-
Members - £1.00
Visitors - £2.00

Members of other Local History Societies are admitted at the
member's rate upon production of current membership card.

All meetings are held in the Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill, Starting at 8.00PM.
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2013 PROGRAMME
DATE
NAME
SPEAKER
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11th January
Old Burgess Hill in Pictures
Alan Seymour
Alan Seymour will show a number of photographs from our archive collection. Come and see the changing face of Burgess Hill!
8th February
Crawley and its Heritage
Helen Poole
Helen Poole is the curator of Crawley Museum and talks about Crawley and its heritage. She looks at some of the long history of the three original villages, Crawley, Ifield and Worth and also the progress in the plans to move the current museum to The Tree in the centre of town.
8th March
The History of Wakehurst
John Withall
John Withall talks about the history of
Wakehurst from the the Romans to the
present time.
12th April
London Road School
An exhibition of material from our archives.
25th April to
9th May
 An Exhibition to Mark the 150th Anniversary of St John’s Church
 
The Society is mounting an exhibition on the history of the church to mark this historic event. This will be held in St. John’s Church.
10th May
Amber: A Window on Ancient Worlds
John Cooper
John Cooper talks about Amber and describes its use throughout history as a decorative semi precious stone. Please wear your Amber jewellery!
14th June
NO MEETING

12th July
NO MEETING

9th August
NO MEETING
17th August
Outing to Ifield, Crawley
An outing to Ifield to see Ifield Mill and the Friends Meeting House and perhaps a peep into the cottage where Elizabeth Fry’s first visit to Ifield took place.
13th September
The History of Brighton’s Trams
Ian Gledhill

Ian Gledhill will talk about Brighton’s trams. Brighton had the largest tram system in Sussex, and was the last town in the world still to be building open topped trams in the 1930s, but by the outbreak of war they'd all gone. This is the story of the transport that once served Brighton (but not Hove!).

11th October
Annual General Meeting
After the main business of the evening there will be a presentation of photographs from our archives.
8th November
Slaugham Mill
Otto Somodi
Otto Somodi will talk about Slaugham Mill,
the history of a forgotten watermill in the heart of Sussex. He will also touch upon the Iron Industry which once thrived in the area.
13th December *
Christmas Social Evening *
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* Members Only

 

Please Note: Whilst every effort will be made to present the programme as shown above, the committee reserve the right to make changes without prior notification and to change admission charges for special meetings.

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