Members - £1.00
Visitors - £3.00

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.


10th January
Norman and Burt, builders of renown
Fred Avery
By popular request Fred Avery repeats his talk on our well-known local building firm.
14th February
Steaming through Sussex
Bill Gage
A talk about the history of the railway in Sussex.
14th March
The development of the georgian country house
Sue Berry
A presentation on Sheffield Park and some other local examples c1680-1840
11th April
The Ouse: source to sea
Dr Geoffrey Mead
A pictorial journey through the Ouse valley noting aspects of its economic and social landscapes, geology and natural history.
9th May
Heads and tales
 Derrick Hughes
An anecdotal and humorous account of 17 years as a local primary school Head Teacher.
7th-15th June
Town festival week
11th July
The archaeology of Fishbourne Roman Palace and Chichester
John Manley

A talk by a professional archaeologist who excavated at the Roman Palace.
8th August

16th August
An outing to Bignor Roman Villa, near Pulborough
We will arrive at 2.00pm, there is a tea room and gift shop on site. There will be a small charge for admission.
12th September
The Great War: Burgess Hill in 1914
Alan Seymour
His first annual talk about the Great War and how it affected the local community 100 years ago.
10th October
Annual General Meeting
Fred Avery

after the main business of the evening there will be a presentation of "Burgess Hill Then and Now" a talk illustrated with material from our archives.

14th November
Queen Victoria's state funeral
Patrick Gallagher
A talk about Queen Victoria's State Funeral. This presented various practical problems being the first state funeral for a reigning monarch for over 60 years.
12th 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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