Tuesday 29 January at 8 pm Neanderthals in the Weald – Dr Matt Pope. Dr Matt Pope will be our first guest speaker in 2019. Matt is Principle Research Associate at University College, London. Among many other posts he is also a council member of the Sussex Archaeological Society.
Tuesday 26 February at 8 pm Henry III and the Battle of Lewes – Mr James Dickinson This will be the first visit to us by Mr James Dickinson. How involved were the people of Fletching Parish with the confrontation? Come along and find out more.
Tuesday 26 March at 8 pm Women's Suffrage – Frances Stenlake. If you missed Frances' talk in Horsted Keynes this is your chance to hear a unique talk on Danehill's connection to this movement. Frances will focus on one of our local heroines, an influential member of the Women's Suffrage Association and first president of our Society, Dame Margery Corbett-Ashby.
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 A walk around the centre of Danehill Village leader Jennie Marten our chairman. he history of the houses, farm buildings and other buildings of interest 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.