Programme of Meetings
Members are requested to inform the contact for
the event of their
Forthcoming SIAS Members Events
Winter events at West Blatchington Windmill, Hove BN3 7LF
Non-members welcome £1.00
at West Blatchington Mill Barn, Holmes Avenue, Hove BN3 7LF
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.
Saturday 18th November, 2.00pm.AGM and celebration of the SIAS 50th Anniversary
Please find the notice of the AGM and nomination slip enclosed.
After the formal business there will be a short retrospect of the Society’s activities followed by refreshments.
Saturday 20th January, 7.30pm.By train to Chichester 1846- 2016
Chichester was - and still is some say - a one horse town but it was very early on the railway map when the West Coast line of the LB&SCR arrived in 1846. It was soon extended west to Portsmouth, and in 1881 a new line was opened to Midhurst followed in 1897 by the infamous Selsey Tramway, meaning it was now possible to travel by train north, south, east and west of the city.
In this talk Alan Green looks at the varying fortunes of these lines from LB&SCR to (new) Southern Railway days, interspersed with the memories of a schoolboy gricer.
Saturday 10th February, 7.30pm.Film Nite
Following our successful previous archive evenings, we plan to delve into the archives again.
Martin Snow invites suggestions of items for possible inclusion.
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Weald and Downland
Open Air Museum
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