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


Saturday 13th May, 10.30am. Pumps, Pullmans and Publication - Visit to Petworth and Midhurst
Meet at 10.30am. at the Coultershaw Heritage Site, Petworth (GU28 0JE) for a guided tour of the site by Robin Wilson
(admission charge £2.50 - payable on the day) followed by pub lunch at Badgers Inn
* next to Petworth Station.
After lunch we visit Petworth station with its Pullman cars before proceeding to Midhurst.
At Midhurst there will be a guided visit to the new Midhurst Museum followed by an IA walk led by Alan Green, and the day will end with a visit to
Vic Mitchell’s Middleton Press HQ where tea will be served and Vic’s famous garden tramway will be in operation.

Please register with Alan Green 01243 784915 /
Mobile (on the day only, voice messages NO texts) 07503 727047
* NOTE as Badgers gets busy on Saturdays I need to pre-book a table so please let me know by 1st May whether you wish to partake of lunch here.


Monday 12th June, 1.00pm. Behind the Scenes Tour of ‘The Keep’, Brighton
A visit to the state of the art Record Office to see how the archives are stored - the strong room, the digitisation room and the work undertaken in the conservation workshops. The Keep houses the collection of archives from the former East Sussex Record Office, the Brighton Royal Pavilion & Museums Local History Collection and the University of Sussex Special Collections of rare books and The Mass Observation Archive. Selected items will be on show.

Meet for 1.00pm. at The Keep, Woollards Way, Brighton BN1 9EP

There is a charge of £5 per person and a limit of 15 people - first come first served.
Please register with John Blackwell 01273 557674 or


Saturday 1st July 11.00 am. Bishopstone Railway Station and Seaford Museum
A tour, with Alan Green, of the Grade II listed station designed by James Robb Scott in the art deco style, with 1940 pillboxes above the entrance.
In the afternoon we shall be visiting Seaford Museum, in the Martello Tower at the eastern end of The Esplanade.
Similar in concept to the one visited at Horam there is a collection of domestic washing machines, re-created shops, old typewriters and a model of Seaford station in 1925.
There will be an admission charge of £2.50.
Meet at 11.00am. at Bishopstone Station, Station Road, Bishopstone. BN25 2RB

It is important to register with John Blackwell 01273 557674
or email as the museum could be closed on this date for building work,
in which case the visit will be on Saturday 29th July.


Details of July meeting to follow

SERIAC 2017 Conference - Details and Booking Form

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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