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Programme for 2019

 

THE HISTORY OF THE PULBOROUGH BROOKS

 

30 January

The talk will cover the Pulborough Brooks and

2.30pm

 

surrounding area, going back before the Bronze Age

 

 

right up to the present day

 


AGM


CHRIST'S HOSPITAL - A SPECIAL SCHOOL

 

6 March

Many local people recognise the ‘Bluecoat Uniform’

7.30pm

 

but few know anything about the origins of this

 

 

remarkable and important institution

 

 


de LESSEPS’ 100 MILE TRENCH

 

1 May

We will hear the incredible story of how the SUEZ CANAL

7.30pm

 

was constructed and about the trials and tribulations

 

 

that beset it both before and after it was built

 

 


NOT TO BE SNEEZED AT!

 

5 June

Brenda Mathews has a vast collection of hankies of all sorts,

7.30pm

 

including a Naval one patented in 1894. 

 

 

It is amazing what has been depicted over the years.

 

 


WEATHER LORE - FACT OR FICTION

 

 11 September

Ian Currie will outline a wide variety of aphorisms, paying

7.30pm

 

special attention to those related to barometers, sky colours

 

 

and clouds; he has been on garden programmes on

Radio Sussex and Surrey

 

 


THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY - A SUSSEX CONNECTION

 

9 October

The mother of our speaker was one of 80,000 Land Girls

7.30pm

 

during WW2 and his talk includes some of her personal

 

 

memories and a potted history of the role women played

 

 


LIFE IS A STAGE

 

  13 November

We will hear from Sally H Thomas about her career working

2.30pm

 

with many celebrities, including Dame Maggie Smith.  She

 

 

has a large portfolio of photos for viewing and will answer

any questions