Coming Soon, Events for your Diary!! Tuesday 30th October at 8.00pm. Members free, visitors £4 Chris Hare Smuggling on the Sussex Coast Smuggling represented the major criminal enterprise in southern England during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Apart from actual smuggling, gangs were also involved in murder and extortion. This talk by Chris Hare, author of ‘The Secret Shore’, will highlight some of the more notorious incidents from the age of smuggling. Tuesday 27th Nov at 8:00pm. Members free, visitors £4 The James Rawlings Memorial Lecture This will continue the Ancient Tracks of Danehill Parish theme of 2017. We shall be looking at the long history of the London-Lewes road (A275) through the parish, which besides being an ancient track, was the first stage coach route from London to Brighton and a turnpike road. We will also enjoy mulled wine and mince pies at half-time! Sue Ray will also introduce the new Society research project
Danehill Parish Historical Society was founded in 1972 with our first president being Dame Margery Corbett Ashby DBE (pictured in 1923).
The objectives of the society are to promote interest in, and the study of local history in particular, or any other historical matter of interest, bringing together local residents or other people to share and enjoy a range of social and informal activities.
The Society is a member of:-
British Association for Local History
Friends of The East Sussex Record Office
The Sussex Archaeological Society
Danehill Recruits who joined the Royal Sussex Regiment, 1914