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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01903 872309
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:email@example.com. Tel: 01403 891266 or the Speaker Secretary Derek Bradnum at firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01403 891181
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.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Parham House is closed to visitors until 2021.
Rudgwick Preservation Society
Meetings are held in Rudgwick Village Hall at 7:30pm.
All welcome (Free for members and £2 entry for non-members).
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.
A visit is being organised with date and details to be confirmed later.
Thursday 26 November 2020
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.
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; email@example.com
Horsham Museum and Art Gallery
Due to the coronavirus restrictions, Horsham Museum remains closed to visitors until further notice
Due to the coronavirus restrictions, Steyning Museum remains closed to visitors until further notice.
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
“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