Thanks to Sue Ray we have a great programme to offer members and visitors for 2023. Get these dates into your diary asap! Membership costs just £15 and gets you free entry to all six events
March 21st, Ann Govas will talk about Jane Lewknor of Broadhurst Manor (Horsted Keynes, so very local) and how her life was changed by the king, Henry VIII.
April 25th, Jeremy Clark on Timber Framed Buildings in the Manor of Broadhurst. The Manor of Broadhurst held extensive lands in Horsted Keynes and Chelwood Common. Jeremy, a member of the Wealden Buildings Study Group is well qualified to talk on this subject.
May 30th Helen Poole will speak: The Channel; It's Trade, Conflict and Pirates. Helen gave us an exceptionally enjoyable and informative tour of Lewes Priory last summer. This should be an interesting evening.
June27th, Let There be Light! The story of electricity in the 3 parish churches ie Danehill, Fletching and Horsted Keynes Sue Ray.
July - Society presentation of the Burial Ground research by DPHS members and Elizabeth and Matt's extensive family research. Date to follow.
August. Date to follow; in the Danehill church and burial ground - tours following on from the July meeting.
September 26th. Professor Short. Turbulent Foresters. Again a local focus from an eminent local speaker.
October 31st. Founders Lecture. Origins of Father Christmas and other Christmas traditions, Dr Derek Monk from Dorset, an expert on fungi with a strong interest in folk-lore. To get you into the Christmas spirit this unusual talk will take you into the world of Shamans, reindeer, magic mushrooms and even solve the mystery of the unusual means of entry by the chimney!