Other Meetings

 

 

A selection of meetings of interest to members.

Please note that these meetings are organised by other groups etc.
Please check details before travelling.

2018

Thursday 19thApril, 8.00 pm. Farming in Kent in the 40s and 50s Life on a 48 acre farm in the Weald of Kent. Wivelsfield Historical Society talk by Peter and Jackie Bates. Visitors £2.50. Wivelsfield Church Hall.
Note change of venue. www.wivelsfield-historical-society.co.uk

Sunday 22nd April. Spring Bus gathering
Vintage buses with rides around the museum. Amberley Museum. 01798 831370. www.amberleymuseum.co.uk

Saturday 28th April. Toy and Rail Collectors Fair
Horsted Keynes Station, Bluebell Railway. 01825 720800. www.bluebell-railway.co.uk

Sunday 29th April. Spring Mechanicals Day
Stationary engines, tractors and working machinery. Amberley Museum.
01798 831370. www.amberleymuseum.co.uk

Weekend 5th- 6th May. Magnificent Motors Rally
Classic cars, motorbikes, buses, commercial vehicles. Seafront, Eastbourne.
www.magnificentmotors.co.uk

Sunday 6th May. Motorcycle Show
Vintage motorcycles cruising into the museum. On display throughout the day. Amberley Museum. 01798 831370. www.amberleymuseum.co.uk

Sunday 6th May. Historic Commercial Vehicles Run, between London and Brighton www.hcvs.co.uk

Monday 7th May, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Bank Holiday Open Day at the Brede Steam Engines Steam and working industrial engines. Situated 6 miles from Hastings on A28 to Ashford. 01323 897310. www.southernwater.co.uk/visiting-the-giants-of-brede

Saturday 12th May. Minis at the Quarry
Gathering of Minis of all types from the earliest Sevens through to the final Sportspacks. Amberley Museum. 01798 831370. www.amberleymuseum.co.uk

Weekend 12th- 13th May. National Mills Weekend See Mills Newsletter for further details

Sunday 13th May. Commercial Vehicles Day
Vintage lorries and vans from before and after the Second World War. Amberley Museum. 01798 831370. www.amberleymuseum.co.uk

Sunday 13th May. Southern Classic Car Show
Classic cars on show in the station grounds. Horsted Keynes Station, Bluebell Railway. 01825 720800. www.bluebell-railway.co.uk

Monday 14th May, 7.30 pm. Bitten by the transport bug
Southern Electric Group talk by Brian Boddy. £3 non-members. Deall Room, Southwick Community Centre, Southwick. www.southernelectric.org.uk

Weekend 18th - 20th May. Branch Line Weekend
With visiting GWR loco 813. Bluebell Railway. 01825 720800. www.bluebell-railway.co.uk.

Weekend 19th- 20th May. Military Vehicle and Home Front Weekend
Exhibition of military vehicles with re-enactments, dioramas and period trains. Amberley Museum. 01798 831370. www.amberleymuseum.co.uk

Weekend 19th- 20th May. 1940s Weekend
Kent and East Sussex Railway. Period displays and vehicles. www.kesr.org.uk

Tuesday 22nd May, 7.00 pm. The history of photography in Eastbourne (1856-1916)
Eastbourne Local History presentation by David Simkin. The Hub on the Hill, St.Michael and All Angels Church, Willingdon Road, Eastbourne. Visitors £2. 01323485971. www.eastbournehistory.org.uk

Friday 25th to Tuesday 29th May. Visit of 60163 Tornado
Bluebell Railway. 01825 720800. www.bluebell-railway.co.uk

Monday 28th May, 10 am to 4 pm. Bank Holiday Open Day at the Brede Steam Engines Steam and working industrial engines. Situated 6 miles from Hastings on A28 to Ashford. 01323 897310. www.southernwater.co.uk/visiting-the-giants-of-brede

Weekend 2nd- 3rd June. Tinkers Park Steam Rally at Hadlow Down www.tinkerspark.com

Weekend 9th- 10th June. Mid Summer Steam Show
Large scale and full-size working steam engines on display around the Museum. Amberley Museum. 01798 831370. www.amberleymuseum.co.uk.

Monday 11th June, 7.30 pm. 60 years out and about on the Southern
Southern Electric Group talk by Michael Baker. £3 non-members. Deall Room, Southwick Community Centre, Southwick. www.southernelectric.org.uk

Wednesday 13th June, 7.30 pm. Restoration of the Mary Rose
The finding, raising and restoration of the historic ship told by John Morgan, Mary Rose Trust. Chichester Local History Society. £5 non-members. New Park Centre, New Park Road, Chichester. 01243 784915.

Wednesday 20th June, 7.45 pm. The Selsey Tramway and a Short Surprise
The story of the railway with something secret to conclude the evening. Sussex Transport Interest Group talk by Joe Whicher. London Road Station, Brighton. 01273 512839. www.sussex-transport.co.uk/stig

Thursday 21st June, 8.00 pm. Discovering timber-framed buildings and their people Illustrated talk showing the carpenters’ skilled work and the people who lived in the houses in the 15th and 16th centuries. Based on research into a Chailey hall house. Wivelsfield Historical Society event. Visitors £2.50. Wivelsfield Village Hall.
www.wivelsfield-historical-society.co.uk

Weekend 23rd- 24th June. Emergency Services Weekend
Fire engines from the Museum’s own collection together with visiting fire engines and exhibits. Amberley Museum. 01798 831370. www.amberleymuseum.co.uk

Weekend 23rd- 24th June. Model Railway Weekend
Displays at Horsted Keynes and Sheffield Park Stations. Bluebell Railway. 01825 720800. www.bluebell-railway.co.uk

Sunday 1st July. Eastbourne Bus Rally Opportunity for trips on buses all day. www.eastbourne-classicbus.co.uk/page29.html

Saturday 7th July, 10 am to 4 pm. Open Day at the Brede Steam Engines Steam and working industrial engines. Situated 6 miles from Hastings on A28 to Ashford. 01323 897310. www.southernwater.co.uk/visiting-the-giants-of-brede

Monday 9th July, 7.30 pm. A tribute to the Electrics on the Southern
Southern Electric Group talk by Alan Harvey. £3 non-members. Deall Room, Southwick Community Centre, Southwick. www.southernelectric.org.uk

Friday 13th July, 8.00 pm. Preston Manor The lifestyle of Sir and Lady Thomas-Stanfords who lived in the house in the Edwardian Period. Burgess Hill Local History Society talk by Jackie Marsh-Hobbs. Visitors £3. Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill. www.burgesshillmuseum.co.uk

Weekend of 14th- 15th July. Railway Gala Weekend
Steam, diesel, petrol and electric locomotives on display with rides on the trains all weekend. Amberley Museum. 01798 831370. www.amberleymuseum.co.uk

Saturday 21st July. Sussex Vintage Model Railway Collectors Annual Exhibition
Knoyle Hall, Knoyle Road, Brighton. Confirm details at www.sussex-transport.co.uk/svmrc

Saturday 28th July. Toy and Rail Collectors Fair
Horsted Keynes Station, Bluebell Railway. 01825 720800. www.bluebell-railway.co.uk

Sunday 29th July. Classic Car Summer Show
Classic motor vehicles and accessories from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Up to 200 cars on show. Amberley Museum. 01798 831370. www.amberleymuseum.co.uk

Sunday 29th July. Worthing Seafront Bus Rally - Note: Date not confirmed at time of going to press – need to check web site. www.worthingbusrally.co.uk

Saturday 4th August, 10 am to 4 pm. Open Day at the Brede Steam Engines Steam and working industrial engines. Situated 6 miles from Hastings on A28 to Ashford. 01323 897310. www.southernwater.co.uk/visiting-the-giants-of-brede

Weekend 4th- 5th August. Tinkers Park Rail Gala
Model Railway Show and Southdown Bus Event on the 5th at Hadlow Down. www.tinkerspark.com

Saturday 11th August. Historic Cycles Day
Bicycles from 1800 to the present day. Procession with riders in period costume. Amberley Museum. 01798 831370. www.amberleymuseum.co.uk

Weekend 11th- 12th August. Steam through the ages
Different railway eras recreated throughout the railway. Victorian at Sheffield Park, World War II at Horsted Keynes and Seaside Holidays at Kingscote. Bluebell Railway. 01825 720800. www.bluebell-railway.co.uk

Monday 13th August 7.30 pm Archive of Cine Films part 2
Southern Electric Group presentation by Keith Carter. £3 non-members. Deall Room, Southwick Community Centre, Southwick. www.southernelectric.org.uk

Weekend 18th - 19th August. Vintage and Steam
Steam engines on display and working around the museum grounds. Other displays include, commercial vehicles, military vehicles, working narrow gauge railway, model boats, classic cars and traditional vintage fairground. Weald and Downland Open Air Museum. Singleton, Chichester. www.wealddown.co.uk

Sunday 19th August. Petrol Locos Day.
Working petrol locos including World War I Simplex and Wickham sets. Amberley Museum. 01798 831370. www.amberleymuseum.co.uk

Weekend 25th- 27th August. Hellingly Festival of Transport
www.ehvc.biz

Advance Notice of AIA conference

31st August to 4th September.
This year’s conference will be held in Nottingham University
https://industrial-archaeology.org/conferences/annual-conference/

Do please always check details before travelling.
The details of these meetings and events organised by other groups
are only included as a guide and as a service to members:
inclusion here is not intended to be seen as an endorsement.

Information for members on Heritage Open Days in each September
Many buildings are opened up to the public during September as part of the Heritage Open Days event.
Many of these buildings have an industrial archaeology interest.

Events outside of London run the second weekend in September.
Details from www.heritageopendays.org.uk

Events in London are for a later weekend of Sept.
www.londonopenhouse.org
 

Amberley Museum website - www.amberleymuseum.co.uk

Please let Malcolm Dawes know if your society or contacts have a meeting which might be of interest to SIAS members,
for inclusion here and in future Newsletters. 

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CAUTION!
Do please check details before travelling
Details of these meetings and events are only a guide 
and are given here solely as a service to members, 
The inclusion of any item here does not imply any recommendation, 
endorsement or otherwise by the society it's officers or members.
All activities are undertaken at your own risk, 

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