Upcoming Events


 Heritage Talks

Talks are held in Southwick Community Centre at 7.30 pm

Monday 11th September 

The Archaeology of the South Downs National Park
 By John Manley

The Archaeology of the South Downs National Park is a walk back in time.  This illustrated talk is about the accessible monuments and artefacts in the South Downs National Park. It highlights places where people have lived, hunted, farmed and occasionally met in large numbers within the area of the Park.The speaker, John Manley, was formerly Chief Executive of Sussex Archaeological Society.

The Archaeology of the South Downs National Park is a walk back in time.  This illustrated talk is about the accessible monuments and artefacts in the South Downs National Park. It highlights places where people have lived, hunted, farmed and occasionally met in large numbers within the area of the Park.The speaker, John Manley, was formerly Chief Executive of Sussex Archaeological Society.


Monday 9th October 

Secret Sussex Resistance
By Stewart Angell

Relatively few people have heard of the Home Guard ‘Auxiliary Units’ of World War Two. Formed in 1940 they were to be the British Resistance, countering a German invasion by delivering guerrilla warfare tactics throughout their localized areas. Stewart started researching the Sussex Auxiliary Units in 1992. Four years later, following extensive interviews with original patrol members and many hours in the field looking for the remains of their secret hideouts, his findings were published as ‘The Secret Sussex Resistance’. The presentation will highlight his research findings. 

Stewart is a founder member of the Sussex Military History Society, a member of the Council for British Archaeology South-East and a long-time member of the underground exploration group Subterranea Britannica. 


Monday 13th November 

Step Back in Time—the history of the Argus Newspaper since 1880
By Paul Green

The history of the Argus newspaper since the first edition on 30 March 1880. Paul includes memorable events in a talk which is very interactive with the audience. He  brings along a number of items of memorabilia, photos, newspapers including one of only 3 copies of the first paper to be viewed.