Lead by Sue Albery at Beeding & Bramber Village Hall on Wednesday 5th April 2023 at 7.45pm (entrance to car park is opposite the hall). Organized by Beeding and Bramber Local History Society, visitors welcome — £5 entry or join on the night — membership for 1 year only £15.
What archaeologists uncovered along the Rampion cable route: after describing the landscape, the talk will turn to the discoveries they made including the Anglo-Saxon execution burial site that was found on Beeding Hill.
A talk by Ed Blinkhorn and Garrett Sheehan to Beeding & Bramber Local History Society at 7:45pm on Wednesday 3rd April 2019 in the Village Hall, Upper Beeding. There is a hard-to-detect car park immediately opposite.
A set of three events, two of them dramatic, at (i) St. Nicholas Church & Bramber Castle, (ii) St Mary’s House, and (iii) Sele Priory. Click the Bayeux Tapestry for the details. Admission is free but you will need to book time slots very soon after you read this (one slot has already ‘gifted out’).
More PR than ‘local history’ but those residents of Edburton and Fulking who have a view of Truleigh Hill may be interested to learn when the antennae are coming down and when the unsightly cold war bunker-bungalow will be hidden by trees. Just kidding.
A talk by Geoffrey Mead to Beeding & Bramber Local History Society at 7:45pm on Wednesday 6th February in the Village Hall, Upper Beeding. There is a hard-to-detect car park immediately opposite. Dr. Mead is a geographer at the University of Sussex and his local history talks are always interesting and well illustrated.
A talk by Alan Barwick (curator of Henfield Museum) to Beeding & Bramber Local History Society at 7:45pm on Wednesday 9th January 2019 in the Village Hall, Upper Beeding. There is a hard-to-detect car park immediately opposite. Alan’s talks are always worth hearing and the visual side has the benefit of his own large collection of local postcards.
Pat Nightingale and Ken Wilson-Wheeler have released an updated version of their pamphlet World War Two in Beeding and Bramber. New to this version is an interesting page devoted to Flying Officer Gerald Gordon Lonsdale whose memorial can be found above the organ in St. Andrew’s. Like the earlier WWI book, the pamphlet covers Beeding, Bramber, Edburton, Fulking and Small Dole. It includes brief biographies of those who died including Flight Sergeant James William Lucas (son of Percy Lucas) and Chief Officer John A. Ridge, both of Fulking.
The updated pamphlet (price £6.00) can ordered direct from Pat at Bowfell, Hyde Street, Upper Beeding, BN44 3TG (01903-812847) or via email.