A selection of meetings of interest to members.
Please note that these meetings are
organised by other groups etc.
Weekend 25th- 27th August. Hellingly Festival of Transport. http://www.ehvc.bi
Saturday 25th- Monday 27th
August. Rural Life Weekend
Friday 31st- Sunday 2nd September Ale at Amberley Beer Festival Over 70 real ales, ciders and perries, many from Sussex and Kent. Hot food and visiting food stalls. There will be a stage with music at all sessions. Steam rollers, traction engines plus visit the Museum during the day. Booking highly recommended for the Friday and Saturday evenings. It is planned to run a dedicated bus service for the event. Above details are provisional so check web site nearer the date. Amberley Museum. 01798 831370. or www.amberleymuseum.co.uk
Saturday 1st September, 10am to 4pm. Open Day at the Brede Steam Engines Steam and working industrial engines. Situated 6 miles from Hastings on A28 to Ashford. 01323 897310.
Sunday 2nd September. Horsham Bus Rally Open Top and Classic Buses running a free service and on display at Hop-Oast Park and Ride. www.worthingbusrally.co.uk
Weekend 8th- 9th September. Laughton Country Fair Laughton, East Sussex. www.heritagefield.co.uk
Monday 10th September 7.30 pm. Scrapping the Southern Southern Electric Group presentation by John Burling. £3 non-members. Deall Room, Southwick Community Centre, Southwick. www.southernelectric.org.uk
Wednesday 12th September 7.30pm. Chichester, City of Contrast as revealed through the 1911 Census Chichester Local History Society talk by Prof Philip Robinson Non-members £3. New Park Centre, New Park Road, Chichester. 01243 784915.
Friday 14th September 8.00pm. Twittens and alleyways of Brighton Burgess Hill Local History Society talk by Geoff Mead. Burgess Hill Museum. Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill. www.burgesshillmuseum.co.uk
Weekend 15th- 16th September. Miniature Steam Engine Weekend Visiting exhibitors with their working miniature steam engines. Steam engines running on railway around the museum. Amberley Museum. 01798 831370. www.amberleymuseum.co.uk
Sunday 16th September 2.00pm. Chichester Model Engineers, Steam on Sunday Open afternoon, miniature steam and diesel locomotives with rides all afternoon. Blackberry lane, off Bognor Road, Chichester. www.cdsme.co.uk
Wednesday 19th September 7.45pm. Early days on the South Coast Sussex Transport Interest Group talk using his film archive by Malcolm Keeping. London Road Station, Brighton. 01273 512839.
Thursday 20th September, 8.00pm. Roman Settlements in the Ouse Valley Roman villas at Bishopstone, Beddingham and Barcombe have yielded evidence of earlier farmsteads with flint tools dating back to Neolithic times. Wivelsfield Historical Society talk by David Rudling. Visitors £2.50. Wivelsfield Village Hall. 01444 451568.
Sunday 23rd September. Autumn Bus Show and Running Day View and ride on a variety of historic buses. Amberley Museum. 01798 831370. www.amberleymuseum.co.uk
Saturday 29th September. Tinkers Park Open Day at Hadlow Down www.tinkerspark.com
Saturday 6th October, 10am to 4pm. Open Day at the Brede Steam Engines Steam and working industrial engines. Situated 6 miles from Hastings on A28 to Ashford. 01323 897310.
Weekend of 6th- 7th October. Autumn Countryside Show Heavy horses, Vintage tractors, steam powered ploughing and threshing. Weald and Downland Open Air Museum. Singleton, Chichester. www.wealddown.co.uk
Sunday 7th October. Vintage bus running day Bluebell Railway. 01825 720800. www.bluebell-railway.co.uk
Sunday 7th October. Autumn Historic Transport Gathering End of season gathering of vintage cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles, steam engines, diesel and steam locomotives. Amberley Museum. 01798 831370. www.amberleymuseum.co.uk.
Wednesday 10th October. 6.30-7.30pm The Pam Combes Memorial Lecture: The Work of the Wealden Iron Research Group At The Keep, Woollards Way, Brighton BN1 9PU; £5, free for Friends of The Keep Archives Iron was made in the Sussex Weald from perhaps as early as the 5th century BC until about 200 years ago. Founded in 1968, the Wealden Iron Research Group was established to record the sites where iron had been made, to explore for undiscovered sites, to search surviving records of the industry and, selectively, to excavate the physical remains. In this talk, author and Vice President of the group Jeremy Hodgkinson describes its methods, its discoveries, and the range of the projects it undertakes to initiate further research into what has become one of the most intensively studied industries in a British region. Booking essential. Please call 01273 482349 or via website: www.thekeep.info/events
Wednesday 10th October 7.30pm. Tangmere Operations – the Battle of Britain and Beyond Chichester Local History Society talk by Julie and Nigel Presley. Non- members £3. New Park Centre, New Park Road, Chichester. 01243 784915.
Weekend 12th- 14th October. Autumn Steam Gala Visiting locomotives – check web site nearer the date. Bluebell Railway. 01825 720800. www.bluebell-railway.co.uk
Wednesday 17th October 7.45pm. Pre and post Network South East Sussex Transport Interest Group talk by John Chisholm. £2.50. London Road Station, Brighton. 01273 512839.
Sunday 21st October. Autumn Industrial Trains Narrow gauge trains in action, plus demonstration runs with the road machines and contractor’s monorail. Resident steam trains running around site. Amberley Museum. 01798 831370. www.amberleymuseum.co.uk
Tuesday 30th October 8.00pm. Smuggling on the South coast Danehill Parish Historical Society talk by Chris Hare. Danehill Memorial Hall, London Road, Danehill. Visitors £3. www.danehillhistory.org
Sunday 4th November. London to Brighton veteran car run
Information for members on Heritage Open Days in 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 from 6th to 9th and 13th to 16th September.
Details from www.heritageopendays.org.uk
Events in London are for the weekend of 22nd- 23rd
Do please always check details before travelling.
Information for members on Heritage Open Days in each September
Amberley Museum website - www.amberleymuseum.co.uk
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