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


   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.


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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