Meetings are held in  Westham Village Hall on the first Monday of each month, starting at 7.30 pm.

Talks Programme for 2018


FEBRUARY 5th   History of Medieval instruments                          John Ball


MARCH 5th         Victorian Social Classes in Eastbourne              Alan Wenham


APRIL 2nd              Wreck of the Amsterdam                                   Geoff Hutchinson 


MAY 7th              Rudyard Kipling and Batemans                          Heather Woodward 


JUNE 4th                The Way we Were                                              Lizzie and Tony Gilks

JULY 2nd             My Life as a Photo Journalist                            John Fox




SEPTEMBER 3rd   British Seaside Holidays                                   Jackie Marsh-Hobbs


OCTOBER 1st         Hailsham ropemakers and Railways                 Paul Endersby


NOVEMBER 5th     AGM. Sussex – the Armistice and Beyond        Kevin Gordon

DECEMBER 3rd     Music Hall and Variety                                      Edward Thomas

Followed by Christmas social


Talks Programme for 2017

January                                                             No Meeting

February 6th           Ian Everest                        Newhaven Fort -  then and now

March 6th               Tony Harris                         D-Day: Kiss me Goodnight, Sergeant Major

April 3rd                  Bob Cairns                         Lewes Postcards

May 1st                   Brian Freeland                   East Sussex Folk from John Freeland to Kipling

June 5th                  Ann Kramer                       Sussex Women

July 3rd                   Graham Kean                     Norman Conquest: the effects on Pevensey Villages

August                                                               No Meeting

September 4th        Janet Pennington               Shops and Shopping: the history of the small shop

October 2nd            Derek Legg                        Eastbourne Bonfires 

November 6th            Jo Seaman                          Pevensey and Eastbourne Discoveries

December 4th            Paul Lendon                    On the Buses               





Talks Programme for 2016

February 1      The Real Eastbourne Story Jo Seaman

March 7th        Sir Winston Churchill and Chartwell Heather Woodward

April 4th           The Rise and Fall of the Observatory, Herstmonceux Keith Brackenborough

May 2nd           Traditional Kent and East Sussex Trades, Crafts and Industries
                         Richard Filmer

June 6th           Brighton Station Jackie Marsh-Hobbs

July 4th             RAF Wartling, Pevensey David Calvert

August              No meeting

September 5th  J L Baird The Pioneer of Television Geoff Hutchinson

October 3rd      Strange Goings-On in the Sussex Borough of Winchelsea
                          Malcolm Pratt

November 7th   River Cuckmere Kevin Gordon

December 5th   Backstage Brighton Geoff Mead

Talks Programme for 2015

January  No Meeting

February 2nd Bluebell Railway  David Jones

March 2nd A Walk in the South Downs  Geoff Mead

April 6th Sussex Inn Signs and their History Janet Pennington

May 4th Eastbourne Police and Murders   Kevin Gordon

June 1st  Bignor Villa  David Rudling

July 6th History of Punch and Judy Ray Sparks

August  No Meeting

September 7th Mass Observation Project Kirsty Patrick

October 5th Edith Cavell Laton Frewen

November 2nd Henry VIII presented by Tony Harris

December 7th Talking Machines David Homewood   Followed by Christmas Social

* (this replaces Hancox, History of a House  Charlotte Moore)


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