Admission:-
Members - £1.00
Visitors - £3.00

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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2016 PROGRAMME
DATE
NAME
SPEAKER
MORE DETAILS
8th January
Sussex windmills
Peter Hill
A light-hearted introduction to windmills and those still to be found in the county
12th February
Good oaks and flowery meadows the legacy of early peasant farming on the environs of Burgess Hill
Heather Warne
Talk based on her 35 years research into the landscape history of the area
11th March
Sussex saints and martyrs
Phil Pavey
He has published a book on the history of Sussex will talk about our saints and martyrs which will form the subject of his second book
8th April
Sussex and the napoleonic wars
Helen Poole
The effects upon Sussex from the need to build Martello Towers, and other fortifications to counter a possible invasion threat, to the men who enlisted as sailors, willingly and otherwise
13th May
Plumpton - a scarp foot parish
Geoff Mead
A brief survey of the history of Plumpton - a parish neighbour of ours
10th June
NO MEETING
8th July
House deeds, census records etc

Jean Poulson
&
Ivan Ball


A selection of records from our Archives e.g. house deeds, census records and other related documents
12th August
NO MEETING

20th August
An outing to Shoreham Fort
This was built in 1857 as a reaction to the threat posed by Emperor Napoleon III invading Britian. The threat never materialised
9th September
The Great War: Burgess Hill in 1916
Alan Seymour
Continuation of his talks about the Great War and how it affected the local community 100 years ago.
14th October
Annual General Meeting

After the main business of the evening there will be a talk illustrated with material from our archives.

11th November
Remember, remember the 5th of November
John Davey
An illustrated talk on the history of bonfire celebrations in Lewes
9th December
Christmas meeting
(Members only)
A Christmas social - members only. Full details later
     

 

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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