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.


13th January
Old Burgess Hill In Pictures
Alan Seymour
Alan Seymour will show a number of photographs from our archive collection. Come and see how many you can identify!
10th February
A History Of
The Keymer Tile Works
Fred Avery
Fred Avery recounts the history of one of our most important local industries.
9th March

Gideon Mantell,
The Wizard Of The Weald

John Cooper
John Cooper will give a talk on the man who was the first to find and identify a dinosaur fossil.
13th April
South Down Sheep
Monty Larkin
Monty Larkin will tell us about the history of this famous breed of sheep which gave so much wealth to Sussex.
11th May
Newhaven Fort Then And Now
Ian Everest
Ian Everest’s talk includes the origins of the fort, two world wars and its new role as a visitor attraction.
7th-9th June
Festival Week Exhibition
Farms In Burgess Hill
Our Summer Exhibition will be in Cyprus Hall on these three days from
10.00 to 16.00 with a late evening, 19.00 to 21.00, on the Friday.
13th 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.
10th August
No Meeting
18st August
Outing To Newhaven
Visit the Fort in the morning and perhaps the Museum in the afternoon. An event for members only. Details will be announced later and lifts will be arranged if possible.
14th September
The Reign Of Elizabeth II
A special presentation by Timespan, in the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Year, looking at the past sixty years which will produce a great deal of nostalgia and remind us of many historic events.
12th October
Annual General Meeting
After the main business of the evening there will be a presentation of photographs from our archives.
9th November
Wizards, Warlocks And Wellingtons
Janet Pennington
Janet Pennington returns to give us an insight into the ritual protection of the home in days gone past.
14th 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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