Tuesday 30 July at 7 pm The Priest House Garden – a special tour by curator Anthony Smith focusing on the plants and herbs mentioned in Anthony's April talk. Meet at the Priest House, West Hoathly. Visitors welcome. Donation for entry to the garden only.
Lord Sheffield's Model Farm Some of our members recently attended a conference on Sheffield Parkwhich included a visit to Lord Sheffields Model Farm. Click here for the report.
Danehill Village Walk and Talk On 25 June Jennie Marten took us on a particularly interesting and enjoyable trip around the village. We discovered the sites of long disappeared pubs, forges, shops, the village pond, the weaver, the baker, the butcher, the wheelwright, the shoemaker, two chapels and a windmill. As a follow-up there will be an exhibition at the September indoor meeting. Don't miss out on seeing this; it was fascinating to see how the village was a self sufficient entity in the past.
Springfield Cottage, London Road, previously called Botches (a 100 acre farm) was a medieval Hall House (c 1450). The masssive chimney was added later.
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