Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Past Events

Events List Navigation

September 2019

Thursday 19th September 8.00 pm – Magic Lantern Show of Old Brighton.

19th September 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Magic Lantern Show of Old Brighton. Alan and Rene  present a Victorian magic lantern show with hand-painted and animated slides from their own unique collection. Lantern shows became extremely popular in Victorian times as both public and private entertainment and were enjoyed by people of all ages. The practitioners wanted to keep their art secret and ‘magic’.  

Find out more »
October 2019

Mass Observation Project; WWII and beyond – Kirsty Pattrick

17th October 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Mass Observation Projects Officer, Kirsty Pattrick, will provide an insight into the work of Mass Observation during World War II, through the voices of its many diarists and share some of their more recent findings on everyday life in Britain. The talk will cover the early work of Mass Observation including extracts from our wartime diarists, leading on to the current project and the panel of volunteers who write regularly for MOP. It will also introduce The Keep and an…

Find out more »
November 2019

Annual General Meeting – Followed at 8 pm by What’s This Thing? An Historical Investigation Evening

21st November 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Followed at 8 pm by What’s This Thing? An Historical Investigation Evening: Bring along an unusual object, leaflet or photo for identification of its use/age/purpose/etc. while we enjoy mulled wine and finger food. Please talk to a committee member if you have an item that you could bring along: its actual use, age, and purpose would be useful but is not vital.

Find out more »
January 2020

A Turbulent History of Pub Life in Lewes – Mat Homewood

January 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lewes was once famous for having ‘7 churches, 7 breweries, and 70 pubs’. Much has been written about Lewes pubs; little has been researched on the people within these establishments. This talk takes an intriguing look at the landlords, landladies, and customers, and the highs and lows of the pub trade. From the smoking concerts, social clubs and family celebrations, to the mass closing of many of the town’s popular inns and taverns. The high number of pubs in the…

Find out more »
February 2020

Primitive Money and Origins of Coinage – David Rudling

February 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This talk will begin with a global review of various types of 'primitive' / tribal currencies, and then turn to the independent origins of coinage in China, India and Asia Minor, and the adoption of coinage in ancient Europe.

Find out more »
March 2020

A Passion for Piers – Jackie Marsh-Hobbs

March 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Almost a hundred pleasure piers were built around our coast mainly during the Victorian period. These incredible feats of engineering enabled holiday makers to promenade over the seawater enjoying the fresh air and views. A nostalgic look at the history of piers, incorporating some of the entertainment and delight they have brought to generations.

Find out more »
April 2020

A House, a War and a Painting – Quebec House – Alan Carter

April 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In leafy Westerham on the Kent and Surrey border lies a house owned by the National Trust. It is a substantial old house that has stood for nearly 500 years, not large but sturdy, and over the centuries has undergone many changes. Its importance dates from a brief period in the 18th century when it was the childhood home of James Wolfe who, at the age of 32, won a battle that changed the world and in which he lost…

Find out more »
May 2020

Visit to Quebec House – led by Alan Carter

May 21 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Explore this fascinating house, the childhood home of General James Wolfe. Discover the dramatic battle that won America for the British and learn of Wolfe's tragic death, in our exhibition.Travel back in time and see the house as it appeared in the 1730s when James Wolfe and his family lived here. Fall asleep on our replica 18th-century bed, or take your chances with Mrs Wolfe’s ‘cure for consumption’ in the kitchen. Afterwards sit back and relax with a cup of…

Find out more »
June 2020

Sir Archibald McIndoe and the Guinea Pig Club – Alex Sewell

June 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Alex Sewell has always had an interest in local history and particularly the story of Sir Archibald McIndoe and his links to the Guinea Pig Club. Alex's talk will tell the story of Sir Archibald McIndoe's life and work and how the Guinea Pig Club came to be.  Alex is a volunteer speaker for East Grinstead Museum's outreach programme and delivers his talks to raise awareness of this fascinating period of WW2 history and keep the memory of these inspirational…

Find out more »
July 2020

Visit to Arundel Castle – led by Heather Warne

July 16 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday 16thJuly meet at 1.30 pm   Visit to Arundel Castle led by Heather Warne   Castle admission: £13, opens at 10am. Come early and  walk round in your own time. Meet Heather in gardens at 1.30pm for behind the scenes tour finishing at the archives. You may then like to have Tea and explore castle until 5pm. This is a unique not to be missed opportunity to see areas not normally available to the public. Car sharing can be…

Find out more »
+ Export Events