The talk covers the role of women on Sussex farms and their vital contribution to feeding the country during both WWI and WWII. Their efforts only gained official recognition many years after they were disbanded in 1950. The speaker was brought up on a farm near Lewes and his mother was one of 80,000 Land Girls during WWII. The talk will include some of her personal memories as a ‘Cinderella of the Soil’.
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.
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.
Create your own Christmas wreath with materials collected from the downs. Take a festive walk and collect your holly and ivy. Return to historic Saddlescombe farm to make your very own Christmas decorations in front of log burning stoves. Mulled apple juice, mince pies and roast chestnuts will be included.
Ten sessions available: 17th–21st December 2018, from 10:00am–12:00 noon or 1:00pm–3:00pm. Booking essential: one session has already sold out.
David Plummer is one of the UK’s best known wild-life photographers. He lives in Small Dole and those who live locally get the benefit of his open garden/exhibition events, his talks, his courses at Woods Mill, and his competition judging. If you don’t live locally, then you can hope to catch him on the television or, better, buy a copy of his recent book.
Join mycologist Martin Allinson for a day of recording as many species of fungi as possible across Newtimber Hill on Friday 19th October from 9:30am to 3:00pm. Wear suitable clothing and bring lunch. Tea and cake will be served upon return to Saddlescombe. Supervised children are welcome. Booking essential. Click the image for more information.
at the Community Cafe, Poynings sports field
Writing exercises and friendly support to kick start and develop your ideas — we all have a story to tell. Contact Sandra Slinger on 01273 857205 for more information and to secure your place.
Four weeks for £20.00. All contributions will be donated to the Poynings Community Cafe. Tea and cakes will be available for purchase.