Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Past Events

Events List Navigation

July 2018

Immigration control: 1066 to the Present

19th July 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday 19thJuly at 8.00 pm   Immigration control: 1066 to the Present Robert Wood   This talk will be a saunter through the story of border control in England from 1066 to the present day. From1536 the talk will also include Wales and, from the Act of Union of 1707, Scotland. Have your passports ready!

Find out more »
August 2018

The Blue Idol and Quakers in Sussex

16th August 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday 16th August at 8.00 pm   The Blue Idol and Quakers in Sussex Robert Wilson   The Blue Idol Quaker Meeting House, where Quakers still worship, was one of the first established after the Toleration Act of 1689. Pacifist Quakerism was in part a reaction against the turbulence and violence of the English Civil War, and was aided by the relatively recent availability of the Bible in English and the new affordability of printing. From this Meeting, William Penn…

Find out more »
September 2018

Roman Settlements in the Ouse Valley

20th September 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday 20thSeptember 8.00 pm   Roman Settlements in the Ouse Valley David Rudling   Early Roman villas at Bishopstone, Beddingham and Barcombe have yielded evidence of earlier round-house farmsteads with flint tools dating back to Neolithic times. They appear to have been occupied by Romano-British farmers who shipped their produce down the Ouse and brought materials upstream as they prospered, adding rooms and bath-house.Each site has produced finds of Samian pottery, Roman coins and burials of ritual items like animal…

Find out more »
October 2018

Printed music – A valuable commodity’

18th October 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday 18th October at 8.00 pm   Printed music – A valuable commodity’ Mark Orchin  Music distribution has always been dominated by the ability to print it effectively and economically. This talk will examine the early days of painstaking handwritten parchments for religious music to block printing, litho printing and the evolution of software and laser printing for music. Examples of great performances of the major works will bring this to life, along with how concerts were advertised and promoted…

Find out more »
November 2018

Thursday 8th November AGM at 7.30 pm

8th November 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Thursday 8th November AGM at 7.30 pm   The Society’s business matters will, as usual, be dealt with speedily and members can air their views and give suggestions for future activities.   followed at 8.00 pm by   a Quiz   plus mulled wine and finger food.

Find out more »
December 2018

Spirit of Christmas event Friday 14th December – Village Hall & Car Park.

14th December 2018 @ 6:30 pm

Friday 14th December at 6.30pm - Village Hall Spirit of Christmas will run from 6.30 to 10pm on Fri 14th Dec at the Village Hall, inside & out. Plummers lorries will take half the car park, overflow parking on the verge. lots of carol singing, Christmas tree, food & drink, stalls in the hall. T here is lots of info on Wivelsfield Christmas Facebook page for those of you on Facebook.   This replaces the previously advised Carol Festival which…

Find out more »
January 2019

From Mails to Males – Tony Turner

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

When the First World War ended what might be expected is that the public would start travelling on commercial airlines. However, this did not take place at first, because the railways were so efficient. The only thing that took to the air was post. Then a series of key events occurred which kick-started the airlines and passenger traffic started in earnest. This is the story of those critical years.

Find out more »
February 2019

Thomas Cromwell’s Sussex Connections – Helen Poole

21st February 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Thomas Cromwell remains one of the most enigmatic figures of Tudor history. His first contact with Sussex came with the contentious dissolution of Bayham Abbey. Later in the more widespread dissolution, he was granted Michelham Priory and then Lewes Priory where he hoped to set up home in the former Prior's Lodgings but his disastrous promotion of Anne of Cleves as Henry VIII's fourth wife led to his death.

Find out more »
March 2019

Bygone Sussex Sports Days – Mat Homewood

21st March 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

A light-hearted look at the history of sporting events in Sussex. Sport has been a key feature of Sussex life throughout the centuries, with cricket, football and horse racing being commonplace events, as well as the much-loved Sussex game of stool-ball. Local village sports days were also host to many lesser-known sporting activities, including jingling matches, menagerie races and piano bashing. Mat will regale us with tales of all these events, and more, in an entertaining and informative talk.

Find out more »
April 2019

A Woman Living in the Shadow of the WWII; Helena Hall’s Journal from the Home Front Margaret Nicolle and Linda Grace

18th April 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The journal of no ordinary woman, Helena Hall provides a fascinating glimpse into the local, national and international scene during the Second World War. Diaries are important because they provide a unique perspective of life at the time, without the possible distortions of hindsight, subsequent knowledge and memory. Having read Miss Hall’s journal, we considered it to be unique and fascinating and wanted to share it with others. Our talk will explain why we wanted to do this.

Find out more »
+ Export Events