Napoleon Bonaparte made extensive preparations to invade England, but gave up after a series of setbacks.
Tuesday 29 October Danehill Memorial Hall. The Threat from Napoleon for the People of Danehill. Towards the end of the 18th C there was a very real threat of invasion from France. Extensive plans were made and Fletching and Danehill were expected to be on the frontline. What were these plans? Fortifications were built, local people found themselves enlisted in the militia or expected to evacuate at short notice. Find out more when the DPHS Research Group report on their findings
Tuesday 26 November 8 pm The Phil Lucas and James Rawlings Memorial Lecture: Peter Brandon: a landscape legacy – Prof. Brian Short We are delighted to welcome Prof. Brian Short who worked, studied and published with Dr Brandon over many years. Dr Brandon is greatly missed by students, work colleagues, friends and the DPHS. A unique opportunity to remember a wonderful man and past president of our society.Members free, visitors £4
Full Article by John Older on Twyford School Twyford school, Birchgrove was one of the areas covered at the last excellent meeting where Mae Lewis and John Older were presenting. The school was in operation for some 70 years with 60 to 70 pupils many walking miles from Danehill to attend. The school seems to have been successful despite poor accomodation, a failing heating system leading to a literally freezing classroom and a very high turnover of teaching staff during some periods. It eventually closed when the buildong was condemned
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