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NLHG Newsletter Archive







September 2016






A very exciting development: Our group has been offered a wonderful opportunity to create a permanent archive in the new Sports Pavilion on the recreation ground at Ninfield. Members of the NLHG committee met with Kaye Crittell (Chair of the Parish Council) on 11th August. Kaye has offered us a large space on the upper floor, a lovely light and airy room, where we will be able to store and display our archive material and where we will also be able to create a work space for research and an exhibition area. We will also have a lockable, walk in cupboard for storage of equipment. The committee will need to raise some funds to kit the room out with storage units and exhibition boards/cabinets. We will be asking you, our members to help with some painting and decorating too once the basics like flooring and heating are installed.


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


September 15th       Shepherds of the South Downs by Ian Everest

September 24th       2.00pmThe History of Ninfield School by David Swales and Liz Darbyshire.  Memorial Hall at 2.00pm

October 20th            The Battle of Hastings by Brigadier Hugh Willing

November 17th         Inside Lewes Prison by Barry Wilkinson

December 15th         Christmas Social

January 19th             The Crystal Palace by Ian Gledhill

March 16th                Martello Towers (& William Pitt the Younger) by Geoff Hutchinson


Other Local Events


A photo exhibition on motoring and garages in Bexhill Museum casts fresh light on half-forgotten businesses and long-defunct car makes: In the days before a series of amalgamations reduced the British motor industry to a shadow of its former self, Bexhillians were spoiled for choice when it came to motor dealers and car marques. The exhibition fills one wall of the corridor between the museum’s Sargent and Costume and Social History galleries. But gaps remain in the photographic record, gaps that it is hoped that museum supporters might be able to fill. This exhibition runs until December.


Historic East Sussex Newspapers  As part of the ESCC World War 1 history project, they have digitised a variety of historic newspapers from across East Sussex. Between them, these newspapers cover the period of 1914-1919 and allow us to view how life on the south coast proceeded whilst war raged across the Channel. The published newspapers currently cover the time span up to the end of June 1915. Every month, they will release new editions so that you will be able to follow the war in ‘real time’ 100 years after the newspapers were first published.


The Battle of Hastings, 950 years ago, has been well documented but will nevertheless be marked on 14th October as a special anniversary.

In Pevensey, the Curator of the local Museum and Goal, Peter Harrison, will give a talk: ‘The Untold Consequences of the Battle’ in St Nicolas Church, the parish church, which is itself celebrating its 800th anniversary this year. Following the talk there will be a reception hosted by Carr Taylor wines, whose family can be traced to having been with William when he arrived in 1066 and subsequently given 800 acres in Northumberland. This is recorded in the Domesday Book. For members of The Ninfield Local History Group who would like to attend the ticket price is £10 (Students £5), and the talk starts at 7:00PM. Contact

George Stephens, Deputy Churchwarden, St. Nicolas Church, Pevensey.



Photos From the Archive


Cookstown Lightening Strike                                    The Horse Show at Ninfield  (WI Scrapbook)    


























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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