Hylda Rawlings, founder member and President of the society has sadly died. Anne Drewery has written a tribute celebrating Hylda's long life and enormous contribution to the sociely over 50 years, which you can read here. Provisional 2023 events programme, click here. The Langridge Family This family, most recently researched by Elizabeth Broadbridge and Mat Weller, first appears in parish records in 1813, but the family can be traced back to Petri de Longgaregge who lived in the early thirteenth century. Find the full story here! New articles: Clive Poole, Red Kite and Common Buzzard in his series on changes in local birdlife since the 1950s.
Danehill Burial Ground Project
This is a major ongoing research project December update: now 85 Families have been researched, latest additions are Painter, Pearce/Pierce, Pinker, Powell, Radford and Riddle, Rogers, Saunders, Scutt, Noble, May, Langridge Detailed information on local families researched and presented mainly by Mat Weller and Elizabeth Broadbridge.Click here
VE Day. From the Archive a Few Photographs of VE Day Celebrations and an audio reminiscence by Hylda Rawlings, 102 years. Click here.
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