EAST DEAN & FRISTON LOCAL HISTORY GROUP

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 is lovingly brought to life by entertainers Ray & Jaqui Sparks.
24 Apr “The Work of Thomas Paine, author of the Rights of Man”. Radical propagandist & voice of the common man examined by Paul Myles.
22 May “The History of Michelham Priory” investigated by David Swales.
26 Jun “The History of Eastbourne College” Paul Jordan & Michael Partridge take a fresh approach.
24 Jul “Edward Reeves of Lewes.” Tom Reeves shows some early photographs by this gifted Victorian photographer, including those of East Dean.
25 Sep “Heritage Crime”. Daryl Holter explains how Sussex Police protect this county’s invaluable heritage
23 Oct “Watercolour Postcards of Eastbourne Painted by James Owen”. Russell Owen illustrates his great, great, grandfather’s art.
20 Nov “The History of Hampden Park & Its Village” described by Alan Wenham.
2020 Programme
22 Jan “Newhaven Cemetery”. Ian Everest finds the stories behind the headstones.
26 Feb “Local Archeology” Jo Seaman has more intriguing accounts of the research and hard graft involved.
25 Mar AGM followed by an account of the history and demise of the “Tide Mills at Bishopstone” from Kevin Gordon.
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.