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NLHG Newsletter Archive







July 2016





Queen’s Birthday Exhibition: Lots of people called by to see our exhibition with a 1926 theme held in the Reading Room on Saturday 11th June. If you missed it there will be another chance to see the display at the talk on Ninfield School to be held in the Memorial Hall on Saturday 24th Sept. Well done to Liz, Jan, Janet and Corinne who entered into the spirit by dressing in 1926 costume!


























Forthcoming meetings: 7.30pm in the Methodist Hall unless stated otherwise



July 21st                                          Windmill Hill Windmill by Bee Frost

AugustNo meeting

September 15th                                   Shepherds of the South Downs by Ian Everest

                  September 24th          2.00pm The History of Ninfield School by David Swales and Liz Darbyshire

In the Memorial Hall

October 20th                            The Battle of Hastings by Brigadier Hugh Willing

November 17th                                             Inside Lewes Prison by Barry Wilkinson

December 15th                                                        Christmas Social Group Activities


Our group is running a stall at the Ninfield Carnival on Saturday 16th July. The aim is to boost membership and sales of our publications. If you can spare an hour to help please contact Rod.


June meeting

We had a good turnout of members for the talk on Northeye Medieval Village by Leah Fusco. We were shown a selection of maps and images that Leah has assembled for her PhD project on this lost village. The Northeye economy was based on salt panning and smuggling and the village existed for about 600 years from the 700s to about 1300. The ruined Chapel was still standing in 1857. It is thought that a combination of severe storms and silting up of the waterways contributed to its demise. There is a guided walk by Julian Porter of the Bexhill Museum on 20th July to visit the site of the village. For details please contact the Museum direct.


Local Heroes Exhibition: All Saints Church, Herstmonceux 1st to 3rd July, 2 to 5.30pm

Discover more about wartime life in our area during WW1.



Photos from the Archive

Electricity pylons are a feature of the landscape around our area mainly because of connections to the Ninfield Substation that hums gently to itself in the woods off Potmants Lane. The first 2 photos donated by Alan Morris show the arrival of some of the components down the Green during the building of the transformer.The third photo is a photo from Cyril Wells showing the machine underconstruction.




















Group Contacts:

Rod Ffoulkes (Chair)  Tel: 893635, Janice Wood (Secretary) & Martin Wood (Treasurer) Tel: 892895,   Corinne Gibbons (Membership) Tel: 892612, Jan Cooper (Archivist)  Tel: 893381, Liz Darbyshire Tel: 893575, Janet Savage Tel: 892749, John Cheshire (Newsletter)  Tel: 892248.                    

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