Programme of Meetings

Members are requested to inform the contact for the event of their
intention to attend at LEAST SEVEN DAYS beforehand.
Events may be cancelled or changed at short notice
Please supply  contact details so that you may be updated 

Forthcoming SIAS Members Events
compiled by Malcolm Dawes

Winter events at West Blatchington Windmill, Hove BN3 7LF

Non-members welcome £1.00


Out of County Visit :

Thursday 28th September, Portsmouth Royal Dockyard Historical Trust

This is a new venture run by volunteers and independent of Victory, Warrior etc. who maintain an exhibition on dockyard apprentices as well as caring for an extensive collection of artefacts relating to 500 years of shipbuilding at Portsmouth.
Not open to the general public, the museum can only be visited by specialist groups such as ours.
Numbers are limited to 24 so advance registration is essential.
There is no entrance charge but they suggest a donation to the Trust of £5 per head.
The visit entails climbing stairs in the former storehouses.

MEET at the Victory Gate at 10.30am. Parking is available in the Historic Dockyard car park signposted via Queen Street, charge £6 for 6 hours.
As the dockyard is adjacent to Portsmouth Harbour Station it may be easier to travel by train. - The 08.33am ex Brighton (to Southampton Central, change at Chichester) Worthing 08.55am, Chichester 09.35am, Portsmouth Harbour arrive 10.13am.

The tours will end at 2.15pm with a break for lunch at 12.00 – there are eateries within the dockyard – after which we are free to explore the rest of the dockyard’s attractions.

Please register with Alan Green (01243 784915 / by 21st September. Mobile (on the day only, messages NO texts) 07503 727047


The following SIAS meetings are held
at West Blatchington Mill Barn, Holmes Avenue, Hove

Saturday 21st October, 7.30pm Hearth & Home: Sussex vernacular building materials - A Geoffrey Mead Talk

Sussex has a wide range of vernacular building materials from bricks and sandstones to flint cobbles and thatch; this range is dependent on the underlying geology and also on transport routes. We look at a range of issues and examples from High Weald to foreshore and from Selsey to Rye.

18th November AGM and celebrating 50 years of SIAS

Selected Meetings of Other Groups

Please Always Check details and that event is going ahead Before Traveling  
In case of bad weather, travel, sickness or other problems.

Other Activities
Amberley Museum
have a full program of events during the season 
(March to October and Christmas Santa Weekends)

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum
Also run a range of courses

These meetings are covered fully in the newsletter and other publications of the society, their appearance here is intended purely as a guide.
Please make your own checks before traveling.

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