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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

2nd Jan 2018Sherlock Holmes solves the Jack the Ripper Case!
by Tony Harris
The story of Sherlock, our local hero, - and a dastardly murderer.

6th Feb 2018The Glories of Anglo-Saxon England
by Imogen Corrigan
Many people have wanted to claim England as their own over the centuries.
Imogen tells us about who came and some of the reasons why.

6th Mar 2018A Landscape passed by
by Dr Geoffrey Mead
A talk about the Pevensey Levels, one of the largest lowland wet grassland systems in southeast England. Designated an SCI, an SSSI and an NNR with a rather limited history - Geoffrey tells us more!

3rd Apr 2018Attack and Defence: Castle Technology
by Joanna Wilkins
A look at how castles revolutionised warfare in medieval times, with references to Pevensey Castle.

1st May 2018Pevensey Castle
by Alan Starr
This medieval castle and former Roman Saxon Shore fort with its history dating back over 1600 years.

5th Jun 2018The Lost Industries of Lewes
by John Davey
Lewes was formerly a hive of industry and its river banks were once lined with cargo docks and warehouses. John illustrates his talk with a collection of photographs amassed by his father.

3rd Jul 2018A Sussex Scrapbook
by Chris Horlock
A miscellaneous collection of Sussex history, anecdotes and folklore.

25th Aug 2018Pevensey: its Castle plus Court House Museum and Gaol – on our Southdown Coach

4th Sep 2018Bridge Cottage, Uckfield
by Mick Harper
The story of a 'Wealden' hall house, dating from its 1436 beginnings to its 2016 restoration.

2nd Oct 2018Sussex during the First World War
by Ian Everest
A look at aspects of daily life in front-line Sussex - a county within the sounds of guns on the Western Front. A significant talk, this year being the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War.

6th Nov 2018Women's Suffrage
by Frances Stenlake
A story of women’s campaigning, law-abiding and non-violent, with reference to Crowborough, Uckfield and Heathfield, this year being the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote.

4th Dec 2018AGM with cheese and mulled wine to follow