Unless otherwise stated in the event details, meetings are held at St Peter's Church Hall, Shoreham, at 7.30pm. Members £2, others £3. Tea & coffee is available and the bar is usually open.
JANUARY 19th: “Widewater Lagoon”
Gary Purnell looks back as far as The Domesday Book, producing maps and photos to show the changing face of this interesting stretch of water, including Broadwater, the salt marshes... and where was the Port of Pende?
16th. “Historic Lancing”
A talk by local historian Chris Hare, covering such diverse topics as old buildings with rich histories, the tales behind local developments and smuggling on Lancing beach.
16th: "The story of Southwark"
Historian Sally Botwright reveals fascinating facts about the London borough famous for its theatrical history, innovative architecture and Little Dorrit's Marshalsea Prison.
FRIDAY APRIL 20th: Housing in crisis
In our series of open discussion meetings about local topical issues, Rebecca Searle from Brighton University will explore reasons why, for many, rents have become increasingly unaffordable and how housing policy has shifted over the last 100 years. Is there a solution to today's housing crisis?
FRIDAY MAY 18th:
Your chance to hear what the society has been up to and to influence its priorities for the year ahead.
After the AGM business, we look at the Land Settlement Association in West Sussex. This was a 1930s scheme bringing families from the depressed North-East and South Wales to smallholdings in Sussex to start a new life here. Did it work, and where are the remnants of this scheme to be seen?