Programme of Meetings

Members are requested to inform the contact for the visits, 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


Saturday 19th January 7.30pm. 40 years of Amberley Industrial Museum
The museum will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2019. Roger Kevern, a Volunteer Guide at the Museum, will tell us the story of Amberley in two parts pre and post 1979.
Pre 1979 will commence with early geology of the chalk deposits in Sussex, move through the Roman period, the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire and then describe the chalk mining activities at Amberley through the industrial revolution to the operation of the Pepper Chalk pits until it closed in the late 1960s.
Post 1979 will cover the founding of the Amberley Museum in 1979 and bring us up to date on what has happened since then. Pre and post 1979 will be split by a tea break

Saturday 9th February 7.30pm. Film Nite
This informative and entertaining evening of film clips from many sources is back by popular demand. All new (to us) material on too many subjects to mention.
Do not miss it, put the date in your diary now.

Saturday 16th March, 7.30pm. Boys on the Plaque
As a result of a chance building operation, the Fabrica Gallery in Brighton uncovered a WWI memorial for the parishioners of what then was Holy Trinity church, Ship Street, Brighton. This plaque listed those who served in the forces and sadly fell, but also those who served and returned.
From this rich source (and with much research assistance) Dr Geoffrey Mead has been able to construct a partial pattern of the employment structure of central Brighton in the early 20th century.
Similarities in employment patterns will have been replicated in other Sussex towns

Saturday 13th April. SERIAC at Dartford, Kent Please use the booking form


Advance dates for your diary

Wednesday 8th May. Visit to Gatwick Aviation Museum

Saturday 15th June. Kemp Town and Environs - a landscape shaped by varied 19 century Developments.
 Walk led by local historian Dr Sue Berry. am and pm with break for lunch

Please see the Mills Newsletter for details of Mills Group activities


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 Industrial 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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