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Earlier events   The Crowborough & District Historical Society Program of Events
7:30pm for 8:00pm start at Crowborough Community Centre, Crowborough

7th May 2019Hastings - Old and New
by Dr Geoffrey Mead
A story of Hastings, setting the scene, for our visit in August. It gave its name to the battle taking place in 1066, became one of the medieval Cinque ports, a popular seaside resort in the 19th century with the coming of the railway and now a fishing port with a beach-based fleet.

4th Jun 2019Sussex Witchcraft
by Chris Horlock
Chris looks at the historical aspects of witchcraft in Sussex and witch trials. He tells of locations relating to witchcraft, and old cottages where many anti-witchcraft charms can still be found, plus the legacy of witchcraft in modern times among the Wicca movement.

2nd Jul 2019The Bayeux Tapestry
by Joanna Wilkins
Who made it, where and why? Was it made in Bayeux or by English seamstresses?

10th Aug 2019Outing to Hastings
Castle ruins, cliff railway, St Clement's Caves (Smuggling), Shipwreck Museum, Fishermen's Museum

3rd Sep 2019Victorian London Street Life
by Delia Taylor
An insight into how the poor of London lived and survived in the late 19th century

1st Oct 2019Tales from the Riverbank
by Ian Everest
A glimpse of past life in the R.Ouse valley, using old photographs and cine film, to illustrate its heritage

5th Nov 2019"Those were the Days"
by Don Dray
Don returns to present an audio visual programme of 'An hour of glorious social history nostalgia', stories and personalities portrayed in the music of the 1920's , 1930's and on to the 1940's

3rd Dec 2019AGM with cheese and wine to follow