Indoor programme - 2020 All indoor meetings will be held in the Danehill Memorial Hall, RH17 7HS at 7:30pm (new start time).
Tuesday 28 January Lewes Priory: The Place and its People - Helen Poole Helen Poole is an experienced public speaker with unbounded enthusiasm for her subject. Lewes Priory held property in Fletching. We look forward to finding out more.
Tuesday 25 February Newhaven Fort: Then and Now – Ian Everest Ian Everest is a well-known speaker and has visited us before. We anticipate discovering more background information to our Napoleonic presentation. Then we can put Napoleon to bed!
Tuesday 31 March AGM followed by Anglo-Saxon Customs - Mak Norman Mak Norman is always an entertaining speaker. We hope he will be able to shed more light on early Anglo-Saxon sites and practices.
Tuesday 28 April Winston Churchill and Chartwell - Heather Woodward Heather’s talk will provide additional background to Jill Rolfe’s VE Day display for Danehill Parish Council at the Ashdown Café. It’s always good to hear more about our successful leaders.
Special Additional September Meeting, date to be confirmed. (Note: This will be a Saturday afternoon event). We are delighted to welcome David and Barbara Martin. This will be a unique opportunity to hear David and Barbara speak about interesting local timber framed buildings, in particular the very exciting Church Farm, Fletching. This follows on from the society visit in the summer of 2019 at the kind invitation of John Randle. An opportunity not to be missed!
Tuesday 29 September Travels on Horseback with Celia Fiennes - Dr Janet Pennington. Celia travelled the English countryside in the 17th century visiting Sussex on several occasions. Janet is the narrator of Celia’s adventures and is always informative and amusing.
Tuesday October 27 Michelham Priory - David Abrahams The Priory held lands in Fletching. David will talk about the history of the Priory and set Michelham in context.
Tuesday 24 November - The Phil Lucas and James Rawlings Memorial Lecture Freshfield Lane Brickworks - Jill Rolfe Jill is already working on this project which promises to be of great interest to past and current residents of Danehill, Chelwood Gate, Fletching and Horsted Keynes. Maybe you had relatives working at the brickworks and have information. Jill would be delighted to hear from you.
NO MEETING IN DECEMBER.
Outdoor visits - 2020 Please note that the dates are still being finalised - please check back here again soon.
Fletching Village – Gerry Crawshaw & Anne Drewery A guided walk around the nucleus of the village. Meet in the village car park.
Church Lane, Danehill – Jennie Marten & Chris Drewery A guided walk illustrating the history of the houses, farm buildings and other buildings. Meet at Danehill Memorial Hall.