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.
OCTOBER 19th: “The Harbour Church”
Special event at St Mary's Church supported by the Shoreham Society. Illustrated presentation by Giles Standing about the town church, its place in history, its architectural significance and its role in our community. 7.30pm at the church. Admission free.
OCTOBER 20th: “Art Nouveau
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.
NOVEMBER 17th: “Blood and
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.
MONDAY DECEMBER 11th: Our Christmas buffet – at the new community space opposite the entrance of the Co-op in Ham Road. £10 including a welcoming drink. 7pm to 9.30pm. Limited to 30 people so worth booking your place - email here. Pay on the night.
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.
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.