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.


Thursday 19th October, 8.00pm. The Legacy of Ivan Margary
In 1929 Margary made a chance discovery of the London to Lewes Roman Road.
He went on to trace the route from London to the Ouse valley, going on to trace the routes of Roman roads all over Britain.
Wivelsfield Historical Society talk by David Mallum.
Visitors £2.50. Wivelsfield Village Hall. 01444 451568.

Saturday 21stOctober. Steam train excursion from London Victoria to Bognor Regis and Littlehampton
Photographic opportunities in Sussex. www.railwaytouring.co.uk.

Saturday 4th November, 10am to 4pm. Opening day at the Brede Steam Engines
Steam and working industrial engines. Situated 6 miles from Hastings on A28 to Ashford. 01323 897310.

Sunday 5th November. London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

Wednesday 8th November, 7.30pm. The Chichester Festival Theatre Archives
Chichester Local History Society presentation by Katherine Slay, formerly of WSRO.
£3. New Park Centre, New Park Road, Chichester. 01243 784915.

Friday 10th November, 8.00pm. Hearth and Home
The various forms of material used in construction in Sussex and their sources.
Burgess Hill Local History talk by Dr. Geoffrey Mead. Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill.
£3 visitors.

Monday 13th November, 7.30pm. The Silent Block Bell part 2
A further selection of local signal boxes
Southern Electric Group, Sussex Branch presentation by Andrew Marshall.
£2 visitors. Deall Room, Southwick Community Centre, Southwick.


Wednesday 15th November, 7.45pm Mis-spent years
Sussex Transport Interest Group talk by Paul Snelling. £2.50. London Road Station, Brighton. 01273 512839.

Tuesday 21st November, 6.30pm. Developments in Heavy AA Artillery WWII
Newcomen Society lecture by Geoff Smith. Portland Building, Room PO1-11 of the University of Portsmouth, Portland Street, Portsmouth.
Some on-street parking is available locally but there is a charge for use of the adjacent University car parks.
Visitors welcome and admission is free. Information from newcomen.com
To book places and confirm details contact robert.otter@btinternet.com

Saturday 25th November, 2.30pm. Brighton in 1827 as seen through the eyes of a French Nobleman
Brighton and Hove Archaeology Society, Local History Forum talk by Suzanne Hinton.
£3 non members. Ventnor Hall, Central United Reformed Church, 102 Blatchington Road, Hove.

Tuesday 28th November, 7.30pm. William Penn and West Sussex
Worthing Society talk by Martin Hayes, WSCC Local Studies Librarian.
Visitors £3. Worthing Library Lecture Theatre. worthingsociety@yahoo.co.uk

Saturday 2nd December, 10am to 4pm. Opening day at the Brede Steam Engines
Steam and working industrial engines. Situated 6 miles from Hastings on A28 to Ashford. 01323 897310.

Tuesday 12th December.
Steam train excursion from London Victoria to Eastbourne and Hastings
Photographic opportunities in Sussex. www.railwaytouring.co.uk

Thursday 21st December, 7.30pm. John Every’s Phoenix Iron Works
Our Chairman John Blackwell reprises his presentation for the Mid Hants Railway Sussex Group at Southwick Community Centre, Southwick. BN42 4FW.
£3 for visitors.

Saturday 6th January, 10am to 4pm. Opening day at the Brede Steam Engines
Steam and working industrial engines. Situated 6 miles from Hastings on A28 to Ashford. 01323 897310.

Sunday 21st January, 11.00am to 3.00pm.
Origins of the South Downs Park (Dr. Geoffrey Mead) a
nd Lime Plastering, Pargetting, Fresco and Scraffito (Bill Sargeant)

Part of Wealden Studies Group Programme of Winter Lectures.
Further information on cost and arrangements for this study day are detailed at www.wealdenbuildings.org.uk/events/meetings-and-workshops
The lectures take place at Wivelsfield Church Hall.

Festival of Chichester :
The exhibition on the achievements of astronaut Tim Peake
continues at the Novium Museum, Tower Street, Chichester.


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.

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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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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