Leaving Gifts

The following former members of the Committee sadly decided to stand down recently and, in order to show our appreciation of their many years of service, we had a collection at the 2024 AGM. The donations were very generous and we were able to make suitable presentations of gifts. Here are the “thank you” notes we have received with some […]

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Meetings in 2024 [Updated]

Please put the following meetings in your diaries: February 20th – Matthew Homewood – ‘Life as a Genealogist’March 19th – AGM followed by an illustrated talk on “Street Lane, Church Lane, and West Hill”April 16th – James Dickinson – ‘King Henry III and the Battle of Lewes’September 17th – Mike Turner – “Gardens: A Very British Passion. Gravetye Manor and […]

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AGM 2024

The Annual General Meeting of the History Society will be held next Tuesday, 19 March 2024 at Hapstead Hall at 19:45 to be followed by a talk on “Street Lane, Church Lane and West Hill.” All are welcome.

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Construction of Ardingly Reservoir

The film made by the late Vic Stone of the construction of the reservoir had been lost from the Society’s archives but another copy has been obtained. This has now been uploaded to the Society’s YouTube Channel and is available for viewing there under “Places around Ardingly”.

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Ardingly College Student Writes about the History Society

At the last meeting Ardingly College student, Victoria Mainard, came along to find out what goes on. She interviewed the speaker and several members of the Society. Victoria has written an article based on her interviews as part of the Young Reporter’s Scheme in conjunction with “This is Local London.” You can read her article here: https://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/23958547.young-reporter-ardingly-lens-history–victoria-mainard/

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