2021: Summary of Talks

Hoaxes  Thursday, 25 March 2021.  Online.  Ian Keable presents . . . deceptions from the 18th century

How Green is my Valley? Thursday, 22 April 2021.  Online Colin Hedley and Ses Wright of The Rother Valley Farmers Group "the need for coordinated environmental action across large areas"

Sussex Inn Signs and their History  Thursday, 20 May 2021.  Online by Zoom.   Please note this is a change to our printed programme.
Dr Janet Pennington invites you to the pub!  Although as this will be a Zoom session you will have to provide your own drinks!
"The research for my doctoral thesis took me to pubs all over Sussex and in many other counties. If you think you know your White Horse from your Red Lion, or your Kings Head from your Royal Oak, come along and learn something new."

A Garden Party  Our new President, Philip Jackson and his wife Jean have kindly arranged for members to visit their beautiful garden in Cocking.  This will take place over two days on 15th and 16th September.  Members who have already expressed an interest will receive details.
Refreshments will be served, members will be free to wander round the garden to admire the sculptures in this stunning setting, and there will be an opportunity to meet Philip and Jean.  This is a wonderful way to meet up again after suffering the effects of Covid restrictions for such a long time.

In the Dock  Wednesday, 22 September 2021. 
Our September presentation "In the Dock with the Magistrates" will be held at the Grange Leisure Centre on Wednesday, 22 September.  (Please note the change of date and venue; the Memorial Hall is still needed for Covid Vaccinations.)
There is a bar at the Grange for pre-meeting drinks.  Start time is 7pm.  Don't be late or you'll find yourself in the dock!
IN THE DOCK WITH THE MAGISTRATES - work and workings revealed - and a mini courtroom drama in which you are invited to participate!

AGM and Brewing  Wednesday, 27 October 2021 at THE GRANGE CENTRE
Please note the change of date and venue!  (Our apologies; we had hoped to be back in the Memorial Hall, but when that was declared unavailable we had to grab a late booking at The Grange.)
Our 2021 Annual General Meeting, accompanied by a short presentation on Steam heated micro brewing.  Members will be asked to vote on resolutions that will be sent out in advance.   This is an important meeting and essential for our continuing existence as a charity.
Non-members are also welcome (although they will not be allowed to vote) to enjoy an exciting presentation from Langham Brewery which will follow the formal part of the evening.

Halfway to the Stars  Tuesday 23 November 2021.
Halfway to the Stars - San Francisco and its Cable Cars
Venue The Memorial Hall, North Street, Midhurst
Celebrated in song, the cable cars of San Francisco are a unique and endearing form of public transport.  This is their story, and that of the city which created them.