Upcoming Events

 Heritage Talks

Talks are held in Southwick Community Centre at 7.30 pm

Admission £2 for members and £4 for non members

Monday 12th February 2018

Sussex Scrapbook
 By Chris Horlock

Chris Horlock is a well-known author and speaker who has delighted audiences all over Sussex with his 'Scrapbook' talks. He will give us a broad mix of topics and stories, including anecdotes about famous people connected with Sussex, details of historic buildings and landmarks, local traditions and folklore, ghost stories, quaint 'health cures', plus all sorts of curious legends, tales and mysteries. The talk is fully illustrated, mostly with historic prints and pictures, showing the long-gone Sussex of yesteryear.Chris is a regular contributor to Sussex Life magazine, has written seven books on the history of Brighton, appeared on TV several times and frequently travels across Sussex, visiting its towns and villages, researching the history and heritage of the county.

Monday 12th March

Steaming through Sussex

by Bill Gage

Steaming through Sussex is not a talk for the dedicated rail enthusiast for it does not dwell of types of locomotives and rolling stock or technical details of operation. It is a presentation of social history which uses railways as a platform. Using images dating from the 1890s numerous tales are told including the runaway train from Petworth, wind and fire at Bognor Regis when the station was blown down and subsequently razed to the ground by fire, the engine which dropped into a 30ft gully and the race along the south coast by Queen Victoria's funeral train. A talk at which the speaker encourages participation for a lively and informative presentation.