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February 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had a packed house for Ian Gledhill’s talk on The Crystal Palace. Ian charted the history of the iconic building from the concept of the idea of a Great Exhibition, the design stage and its erection in Hyde Park. He talked about the key figures who pushed the project forward including Henry Cole and Joseph Paxton. The gigantic Pavilion was the first building in the world to be recorded by photography as it went up and Ian showed a magnificent collection of images taken by Philip Delamotte dating from 1851 onwards. After the exhibition the building was painstakingly taken down and rebuilt in a much larger form at Sydenham. It is incredible how quickly the construction took place and this was down to its modular design. Again, the photographic record was amazing to see, some of the exhibits were breathtaking (rather better that the Millennium Dome exhibition!). Following initial success there was a gradual decline and eventual bankruptcy. The Imperial War Museum was sited there for many years but in 1936 a massive fire destroyed the building and the remains were demolished.

 

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

 

February 16th                 The Confederation of the Cinque Ports by Malcolm Pratt

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

April 20th                         AGMLowther’s Lambs & the Mysteries of Cooden Camp by David Hatherell

May 18th                          Weald to Walland by Michael Hoad

June 15th                         Romney Marsh & its Historic Churches by Clive Richardson

July 20th                          D Day Landings by Brigadier Huw Willing

August                             No meeting

 

A Museum Event: 'Life in 19th Century Winchelsea as revealed through inquest evidence' by Malcolm Pratt. Wed, 1 February 2017, 14:30 – 16:30 St Augustines Hall, Cooden Drive, Bexhill £4 per person including refreshments.

 

Library Closures Are Nothing New!

 

Looking at the Ninfield Women’s Institute scrapbooks I found this note: “After 30 years the Ninfield branch of the County Library closed down on 17th July 1978 and the Mobile Library van from Lewes took over.

Mrs Baldock, Mrs Veness and Miss Winchester, all WI members, started a library in the Reading Room twice a month in the evenings. Some years later it changed to the afternoons.

When Mrs Baldock and Miss Winchester had to resign, Miss Melhuish and Mrs Veness carried on until 1962 when I took over.

Every four months 3 to 400 books had to be chosen and I was always most grateful for the help of Mrs Veness, Mrs Tunstall, Mrs Rolls, Mrs Cairns & Miss Jolly”.

May Dawe July 1978

Does anyone know when the library in the Reading Room was started?

 

 

 

 

The Cheese Shop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When we ran the oral history project, one local business that was mentioned time & time again was the Cheese Shop in Lower Street run by Mr. & Mrs. Frost with the assistance of their son, John.

Stocking almost 100 varieties of cheese from all over the world including rarities (at the time) like Shropsire Blue, black waxed extra mature Gouda and non-pasteurised Camembert. Mr Frost would boast that he could get any cheese his customers wanted and he used herbs and other ingredients to flavour his own cream cheese varieties.

The business ran for over 20 years with an enthusiastic customer base. The Frosts, who were still working into theur 70s were passionate about cheese and liked to introduce new varieties to their clientele. The shop stocked a huge variety of other items including home cured gammon, Salami made in Henfield, sesame oil, pawpaws and genuine Russian caviar. There were a wide range of vinegars, mustards and herbs most of which were not available in supermarkets at the time.

 

Group Contacts:

Rod Ffoulkes (Chair) ken.ffoulkes@which.net  Tel: 893635, Janice Wood (Secretary) & Martin Wood (Treasurer) janmartinwood@hotmail.co.uk Tel: 892895,   Corinne Gibbons (Membership)  corinnemgibbons@gmail.com Tel: 892612, Jan Cooper (Archivist)   idj1066c@yahoo.com  Tel: 893381, Janet Savage janet.savage@btinternet.com Tel: 892749, John Cheshire (Newsletter) jkc.djs@btinternet.com  Tel: 892248.                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When we ran the oral history project, one local business that was mentioned time & time again was the Cheese Shop in Lower Street run by Mr. & Mrs. Frost with the assistance of their son, John.

Stocking almost 100 varieties of cheese from all over the world including rarities (at the time) like Shropsire Blue, black waxed extra mature Gouda and non-pasteurised Camembert. Mr Frost would boast that he could get any cheese his customers wanted and he used herbs and other ingredients to flavour his own cream cheese varieties.

The business ran for over 20 years with an enthusiastic customer base. The Frosts, who were still working into theur 70s were passionate about cheese and liked to introduce new varieties to their clientele. The shop stocked a huge variety of other items including home cured gammon, Salami made in Henfield, sesame oil, pawpaws and genuine Russian caviar. There were a wide range of vinegars, mustards and herbs most of which were not available in supermarkets at the time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group Contacts:

Rod Ffoulkes (Chair) ken.ffoulkes@which.net  Tel: 893635, Janice Wood (Secretary) & Martin Wood (Treasurer) janmartinwood@hotmail.co.uk Tel: 892895,   Corinne Gibbons (Membership)  corinnemgibbons@gmail.com Tel: 892612, Jan Cooper (Archivist)   idj1066c@yahoo.com  Tel: 893381, Janet Savage janet.savage@btinternet.com Tel: 892749, John Cheshire (Newsletter) jkc.djs@btinternet.com  Tel: 892248.                  

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