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Programme for 2018

Wednesday 24th January 2018 2:30 pm Meadow Hall

 “Kent, Surrey, Sussex AIR AMBULANCE”

A life-saving charity. We will hear about the work of this important service from one of the volunteers.

Wednesday 7th March 2018 7:30 pm  Rother Hall

 Annual General Meeting

 “THE BLUEBELL RAILWAY”

Mr Ian Wright will review for us the development of the BLUEBELL from it’s start in 1960 to the present day.  He has been a volunteer since 1972.

Wednesday 25th April 2018 7:30 pm Rother Hall

 “THE CORAL REEF LIFE OF THE MALDIVES”

We will meet Colin Knight who has led Scuba diving trips to The Maldives from 1988 to 2012 and is an underwater Photographer.  We will be treated to beautiful photos of the amazing marine life.

Wednesday 6th June 2018 7:30 pm Rother Hall

 “THE KNEPP CASTLE ESTATE RE-WILDING PROJECT”

In 2001 The Estate started the transition from arable and dairy farmingto a pioneering conservation project. So began the re-wilding of 3,500 acres in Sussex. Penny Green, an ecologist at Knepp Castle will share this journey with us.

Wednesday 12th September 2018 7:30 pm Rother Hall

 “LIMEBURNERS, LORDS AND LABOURERS”

Richard Howell BA (Hons) is a local buildings and landscape Historian and writer. His illustrated talk tells the fascinating story of the chalk and lime industry that once dominated the Arun Valley.

Wednesday 10th October 2018  7:30 pm Rother Hall

 “THE SECRET LIFE OF THE HEDGEHOGS”

This is an informative but light-hearted look at this fascinating night creature and is augmented by the unique opportunity to meet a real Hedgehog.

Wednesday 14th November 2018 2:30 pm Meadow Hall

 “MY FAIR LADY”

This is a talk by Doone Ellerton who was a member of the original cast at Drury Lane for 5 years.This promises to be very entertaining.