Events diary

Unless otherwise stated in the event details, meetings are held at St Peter's Church Hall, Shoreham, at 7.30pm. Members 2, others 3. Tea & coffee is available and the bar is usually open.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15th: “Maritime Shoreham”
An illustrated talk by Trevor Povey about Shoreham’s seafaring past and the various shipbuilding yards that were operating on the riverbank. CHANGE OF VENUE: Now to be held at Shoreham Centre, Room 2.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 20th: “Art Nouveau Architecture”
Ian Gledhill looks at this distinctive decorative style – a follow-up to the very popular illustrated ‘Art Deco’ talk he gave to the society last year.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17th: “Blood and Bandages”
Elizabeth Coward presents extracts from her new book, subtitled 'Fighting for life in the Royal Army Medical Corps Field Ambulances, 1940-46.’ These are the letters, photographs, and memories of 26-year-old William Earl as he followed the infantry into battle to recover the wounded.

DECEMBER:  Our Christmas Buffet – date and details to be announced.

FRIDAY JANUARY 19th: “Widewater Lagoon”
Gary Purnell looks back as far as The Domesday Book, producing maps and photos to show the changing face of this interesting stretch of water, including Broadwater, the salt marshes... and where was the Port of Pende?

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16th: A talk by local historian Chris Hare, topic to be confirmed.

FRIDAY MARCH 16th: "The story of Southwark"
Historian Sally Botwright reveals fascinating facts about the London borough famous for its theatrical history, innovative architecture and Little Dorrit's Marshalsea Prison.

FRIDAY APRIL 20th: A topical local issue up for discussion – theme to be chosen nearer the time.

FRIDAY MAY 18th: AGM – your chance to hear what the society has been up to and to influence its priorities for the year ahead.

Shoreham map graphic