Members - £1.00
Visitors - £2.00

Members of other Local History Societies are admitted at the
member's rate upon production of current membership card.

All meetings are held in the Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill, Starting at 8.00PM.
Click here for map.

Click here to download this
2011 programme as a .pdf


14th January
The Archaeology Of War
Luke Barber
Luke Barber will talk about the advances in archaeological research which are extending our knowledge of warfare.
11th February
Votes For Men
- The Local Electorate In The 1830s
Bob Ford
Our own Bob Ford will tell us about the voters, general elections, and 19th Century parliamentary reforms in Sussex.
11th March

Mid Sussex Suffragists

Frances Stenlake
Frances Stenlake will talk about Edith Bevan, the younger sister of the artist Robert, who founded the Cuckfield Women’s Suffrage Society in 1909.
8rd April
An Illustrated Walk
Around Old Steyning
Janet Pennington
Janet Pennington’s talk describes the wealth of the town’s buildings and its history.
13th May
“Scattered Squalor”
and “Downland Homes”
Geoff Mead
Geoff Mead talks about interwar housing development in Mid Sussex and the south east.
8th-11th June
Festival Week Exhibition
8th July

Summer Social

this evening starts early at 7pm

Join in a treasure hunt around Burgess Hill, or stay inside for a picture quiz followed by tea/coffee and cakes.
12th August
No Meeting
20st August
Outing To Steyning
Visit the Museum in the morning and walk around the old town in the afternoon. An event for members only. Details will be announced later and lifts will be offered if possible.
9th September
History Of Smuggling In
Sussex And Kent
Geoff Hutchinson
Watch the wall, my darling, while the
gentlemen go by. Geoff Hutchinson will give his lively insight into the phenomenon of smuggling – from days gone by to present times.
14th October
Annual General Meeting
Fred Avery
After the main business of the evening
Fred Avery will show a selection of slides from the Society’s archives
11th November
Life Around Burgess Hill
In The Early 1300s
Heather Warne
Our President, Heather Warne, will give
us an insight into the annual round of work, pleasure and public duty of a typical farming family
9th December *
Christmas Social Evening *

* Members Only


Please Note: Whilst every effort will be made to present the programme as shown above, the committee reserve the right to make changes without prior notification and to change admission charges for special meetings.


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