Tuesday 30 April at 8 pm Fables of Witchcraft – Anthony Smith. Anthony is curator of the Priest House, West Hoathly. He has a fund of knowledge of plants and herbs that have been the source of traditional medication. The renewed interest in such plants for medicinal use makes a fascinating study of this aspect of the past.
Tuesday 28 May at 7 pm Society visit to Church Farm, Fletching, TN22 3SP courtesy of Mr John Randle. We will be able to view both the exterior and interior of this beautiful house dating from the fifteenth century. Members Only.
Tuesday 25 June at 7 pm Danehill Village an Historical Tour Leader Jennie Marten our chairman will walk us round the village centre unveiling the secrets held by the houses, farm buildings and other buildings of interest (Blacksmith, Weaver, Baker, Wheelwright, Shoemaker etc) will be explained. Meet at Danehill Village Hall. Visitors welcome.
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.
NO MEETING IN AUGUST.
Tuesday 24 September 8 pm Aunt Nell's Cottage and Local Schools. Talks by society members Mae Lewis and John Older based on DPHS archive material.
Tuesday 29 October 8 pm The results of this year's research project on the influence of the Napoleonic wars on Danehill, Fletching and Horsted Keynes.
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.