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.
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9th January
Farewell to Keymer Tile Works
Fred Avery
A talk by Fred Avery with photographs by Phill Dennett.
13th February
Life above a railway tunnel
David Porter
What's it like having hundreds of trains hurtling under your living room every day? David Porter will describe life at Clayton Tunnel, a unique Sussex landmark.
13th March
Sussex Industry
Dr Geoffrey Mead
"Sussex industrial history can be studied as quite simply digging stuff up, making things and selling them! This talk looks like the complex web of relationships between the county's raw materials, manufactures and service industries; including Plumpton clay, Burgess Hill bricks and Tesco!"
10th April
Brighton's West Pier
Jackie Marsh-Hobbs
The story of Britian's first Grade 1 listed pier, described by English Heritage as "the finest pleasure pier ever built."
8th May
Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside!
Ian Gledhill
A light-hearted look at seaside entertainment in Sussex over the years, from Bathing Machines to End of the Pier Shows and "What the Butler Saw", including a brief history of the seaside itself.
12th June
No Meeting
10th July
The long lost industries of Lewes
John Davey

An illustrated talk on the lost industries that brought prosperity to Lewes in the 19th Century.
14th August

15th August
An outing to Lewes Priory followed by tea at Anne Of Cleeves house
We will meet at the Priory at 2.00pm, for a guided walk. There will be a small charge for admission.
11th September
The Great War: Burgess Hill in 1915
Alan Seymour
His second talk about the Great War and how it affected the local community 100 years ago.
9th October
Annual General Meeting

After the main business of the evening there will be a talk illustrated with material from our archives.

13th November
Morris Dancing
Ann and John Bacon
Ann and John Bacon of Ditchling Morris.
11th December
Christmas meeting
Coastline Harmony Chorus A women's chorus singing A capella 4 part harmony. Traditional Carols and songs, old and new, with some to sing along to.


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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