The Women’s Land Army — A Sussex Connection

The Women's Land Army

CHANGE: Ian Everest has had to postpone his talk to Henfield History Group originally scheduled for 8:00pm on Tuesday 10th January 2017 in the Free Church Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield until May this year. In his place, Professor Douglas Chamberlain, an eminent cardiologist who set up the first paramedic course in England, will give a talk on the History of Resuscitation.

Mid Sussex District Plan Examination

Structural Plan of a New Garden City
LAMBS writes:

The Mid Sussex District Plan Examination Hearing Sessions begins on Tuesday, 29th November. It is anticipated to take three days .. Last week, Mayfields sent a letter to all Mid Sussex District and Parish councillors encouraging them to make the choice to support their new town which patently undermines the Neighbourhood plans already in place.

Click the image to read the full letter.

Saddlescombe Farm Heritage Open Day

Saddlescombe Farm postbox
Tours of the 17th century Threshing Barn, Tudor Scullery and Donkey Wheel. You can also venture further afield for tours on surrounding Newtimber Hill. Refreshments at the Hiker’s Rest cafe. Children and dogs welcome. Parking £2 — follow signposts near Devil’s Dyke on the day. Sunday 11th September 2016, 10:30am–3:30pm, free admission.

Sussex Agricultural History

Threshing machine C19
A talk by Dr. Geoffrey Mead (University of Sussex) to Henfield History Group at 8:00pm on Tuesday 10th May in the Free Church Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield. The Sussex landscape is a complex linkage of natural features and processes — the geology and topography of the county. This has been adapted by man into a human landscape which is largely one of agricultural development. The talk will consider the regional and historical variation in Sussex agriculture.

Saddlescombe Farm Open Day

Dew pond at Saddlescombe Farm
The National Trust writes:

Discover this ancient downland farm that was once owned by the Knights Templars. Tours of the 17th century buildings, the surrounding downs and the walled garden. Displays and demonstrations of traditional work including; hurdle making, shepherding, carpenters’ workshop and more. Tea and home-made cakes available.

Sunday 24th April, 10:30am–4:00pm, adult £5, child £2, family £13.