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24 Jan

“The Evolution of Streetscapes.” Paul Jordan illustrates the development of Eastbourne town centre with paintings & sketches.

28 Feb

“Quirky Sussex.” Don’t be boring — do it the Sussex way with Kevin Gordon.

28 Mar

AGM & “All in the Best Possible Taste.” Alan Wenham reveals Eastbourne’s luxurious life.

25 Apr

“Decimus Burton.” A south coast tour exploring the celebrated 19th century architect’s work, guided by Kathleen Lowther.

23 May

“The Battle of the Boarshead.” Dr Chris Kempshaw gives an account of the Royal Sussex Regiment’s bloodiest battle.

27 Jun

“Planes, Trains & Airships.” Eastbourne’s incredible aviation history by Katherine Buckland.

25 Jul

“The Denton Murder.” Ian Everest delves into a heinous crime, set in a picturesque landscape.


“The Medical Officer’s Diary — RAF Lüneburg 1947.” Peter Harrison tells his father’s remarkable story in words and pictures.

24 Oct

“Victorian Street Furniture.” A local architect’s love of the often overlooked treasures in our streets, presented by Richard Crook.

28 Nov

“Medieval Graffiti in Sussex.” Vandalism or history? Jo Seaman tells all.

5 Dec

Christmas Lunch at the Lansdowne Hotel (members & guests only).

2018 Programme

2019 Programme

23 Jan

“My Family in East Dean & Eastbourne.” Funny & fascinating tales of Kevin Gordon’s family.

27 Feb

“Lewes Pub Life.” Mathew Homewood looks back at the Sussex drinking culture.

27 Mar

AGM & “Punch & Judy.” Their history lovingly brought to life by entertainers Ray & Jaqui Sparks.

Meetings start at 2:30 p.m., on a Wednesday at the East Dean Village Hall (see map for directions). Visitors welcome to attend for a £3 entrance fee.