Heritage Forum members’ programmes

Events/meetings organised by members of the Forum 2019 and 2020


Barns Green and Itchingfield Local History Society

Programme of meetings to be added.

 

 


Beeding and Bramber Local History Society

Meetings are usually held at 7:45pm in Beeding and Bramber Village Hall, High Street, Upper Beeding, BN44 3WN, on the first Wednesday of the month.

Non-members are welcome for a £3 entrance fee.

Wednesday 2nd September 2020.

“The Archaeology of the South Downs National Park” by Dr John Manley

Wednesday 7th October 2020.

“British Seaside Holiday” by Jackie Marsh-Hobbs

Wednesday 4th November 2020.

“The Battle of Hastings” by Mark Perry-Nash

 


Billingshurst Local History Society

Meetings are held at the Billingshurst Community Centre at 7.30 pm. Everyone welcome. Visitors £5 Annual sub £20.

 


Cowfold Village History Society

Meetings now take place in The Allmond Centre at 7:45pm for 8:00pm.

Everyone welcome. Members free and non-members £3.50 including refreshments.

Friday 17th April 2020- Event postponed due to the coronavirus situation

“The Veteran Car Run since the first in 1896” by David Ralph

Friday 18th September 2020

“Shepherds of the Sussex Downs- their lives and times” by Ian Everest

Friday 16th October 2020

“The story of Swallowfield” by Tony Turner

 


Henfield History Group

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 8 pm (doors open from 7.40 pm) in the Free Church Hall, High Street, Henfield, BN5 9HP (via the side entrance in Coopers Way).

Everyone welcome. Admission £3 Non-Members (Members by Subscription)

Enquiries to Maureen Fletcher, Tel. 01273-492194.

Tuesday 14 April 2020- Event postponed due to the coronavirus situation

AGM followed by a talk TBA.

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Horsham District Archaeology Group

The Group meets regularly to carry out research into the history of Horsham and the surrounding West Sussex/Surrey countryside. New members are always welcome, with or without archaeological experience. All talks start at 7.30 pm and are at the Brighton Road Baptist church, Horsham RH13 5BD. Non-members £3.

For further information on these events please contact: horshamarch@hotmail.co.uk or 01903 872309

 


Horsham Society

The Society publishes articles in its own newsletter and has also contributed articles to the West Sussex County Times since February 2008.

 

 


All events start at 7.30 pm at St Andrew’s School Hall, Nuthurst RH13 6LH. Free entry to members – £3 on the door to non-members Contact the Secretary Nick Cowley at:nuthursthistsoc@gmail.com. Tel: 01403 891266 or the Speaker Secretary Derek Bradnum at derekbradnum@aol.com Tel: 01403 891181

Friday 31 July 2020

“The mushroom industry in Thakeham” by Malcolm Linfield

Friday 25 September 2020

“Crawley: Past, Present and Future” by Helen Poole

Friday 30 October 2020

“A history of the Copsale Village Hall” by Michele Harrison and Dennis Livingstone

Friday 27 November 2020

“Mannings Heath’s Elite Garage” by Tony Turner

 


Parham House and  Gardens  

See Parham House web site for entrance fees.

 

 

 


Rudgwick Preservation Society

Meetings are held in Rudgwick Village Hall at 7:30pm.

All welcome (Free for members and £2 entry for non-members).

 


Rusper Chronicle

 

 

 


Shipley Local History Society

Meetings are held in the Andrew Hall, commencing at 7.30 pm.

Membership dues remain at £10.00 per person for the entire season. Visitors are always welcome at £3.00 per person.

September 2020

A visit is being organised with date and details to be confirmed later.

Thursday 26 November 2020

AGM.

 


Southwater Local History Group

Our meetings are held at 7.30pm on the first Monday of each month in the Beeson House, Lintot Square. Everyone Welcome . Non Members £3 please.

 


Steyning History Society

Visitors are welcome at all our meetings, for a small entrance fee of £3.00. The annual membership fee is £10 per person (and the Society year runs from September through to May).

The meetings are held in the Saxon Room, Steyning Centre, Fletcher’s Croft, Steyning, commencing 7.45 pm and running until approximately 9.30 pm with a refreshment break in the middle; we ask for a £1 donation per person at each meeting towards tea, coffee and cake, in the interval.

Wednesday 9 September 2020

“Sussex villages on film” by Roy Powell

Wednesday 14 October 2020

“Wiston House and the English Civil War 1642-1649” by Dr Janet Pennington

Wednesday 11 November 2020

“The way we were” by Timespan

Wednesday 9 December 2020

“Glorious Goodwood: England’s greatest sporting estate and the Dukes of Richmond” by James Peill

Wednesday 13 January 2021

“Newhaven Fort” by Ian Everest

Wednesday 10 February 2021

“Doodlebugs and Rockets” by Bob Ogley

Wednesday 10 March 2021

” Hillaire Belloc- Sussex Laureate” by Kevin Newman

Wednesday 14 April 2021

“General Wolseley- Victoria’s greatest general?” by Peter Crowhurst

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Annual general Meeting followed by “History of the Panama Canal” by John Cutting

 


West Grinstead Local History Group

Public meetings with a guest speaker are held on the third Tuesday of alternate months (January, March, May, July, September and November), commencing at 7:30pm, and take place in Partridge Green Village Hall, High Street, Partridge Green RH13 8HP unless otherwise stated. Members £3.50, non-members £5.00.

 


Museum Events


Christ’s Hospital Museum

Welcome to 460 Years of History!

The Museum has a remarkable collection of some 35,000 artefacts and archives dating from 1552 to present day. Paintings, photographs, prints, china, sculpture, costume, social history, books, medals, coins, ephemera and much more chart the history of our unique school from its founding and 350 years in London, through its time at Hertford and finally Horsham since 1902. We are staffed by a small team of curators and volunteers who regularly respond to numerous research and family history enquiries, donations, conservation and exhibitions on and off site, learning sessions for pupils across all academic departments, tours for staff, public visitors and Verrio tours.

Extensive displays occupying what used to be the old isolation wards for the Infirmary or “Sicker” allow you to explore the school’s illustrious history, boasting patronage from all British monarchs dating back to Edward VI, links with important historical figures such as Samuel Pepys, Isaac Newton, Captain Cook, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Charles Lamb, Edmund Blunden and Barnes Wallis. Yet perhaps the most interesting areas celebrate the day-to-day life at Christ’s Hospital for its many generations of pupils and staff. Where else at CH can you marvel at a perfectly preserved 1902 Nurse’s Kitchen, a “Lav End” or observe how the uniform and customs at the school have changed, yet equally some remain unchanged for over four and a half centuries?

If you’ve no idea what a “Beadle” did and you’ve never seen the “Punishment Bands” for Hertford girls, or indeed realised the devastating impact two World Wars had on CH in the 20th century or the harsh reality of life for pupils in the past….then you need to visit the Museum!

Our opening times are: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am – 4pm

View by prior arrangement: 247444; chmuseum@christs-hospital.org.uk


 

                                      

 

Horsham Museum and Art Gallery                              

 

 

 

Due to the coronavirus restrictions, Horsham Museum remains closed to visitors until further notice

 

 

 


Steyning Museum

 

 

Due to the coronavirus restrictions, Steyning Museum remains closed to visitors until further notice.

Special exhibits

On show now

“Have a go”– the night that the BBC broadcast (live) the popular Wilfred Pickles programme from Steyning.

This exhibit runs from 15 November 2019

Future plans

“Victory in Europe 75” Part One – how we celebrated the end of WW2

This exhibit runs from 9 May 2020 onwards

“Steyning Arts Trail” – the annual show by our local artists

This exhibit runs from 6 June 2020 onwards

“Battle of Britain 80”

This exhibit runs from 3 July to 14 October 2020