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NLHG Newsletter Archive







September 2017


















































































































































































































































D-DAY LANDINGS:  In July, Brigadier Hugh Willing gave a very interesting and professional talk about the D-Day Landings to a packed hall. He really engaged with audience and brought the subject to life. We shall certainly get him to talk again on another topic in the future.


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


September 21stSir John Gage: the rise of a Tudor Courtier by Helen Poole

October 19thArchaeology of the Ashburnham Area by Lynn Cornwell

November 16thMichelham Priory by David Swales

December 21stTBA

JanHenry VIII aka Tony Harris

FebBaird, The Pioneer of Television by Geoff Hutchinson

MarThe Cuckmere River by Kevin Gordon



Well Done: Bee Frost, a founder member of the Windmill Hill Trust has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday honours list for her work in preserving our heritage (the mill). Bee came and gave us a talk on the story of the restoration of our local mill a while back. Congratulations to her and the team at Windmill Hill!


Who Do You Think Are? The workshop in July went well and we have a small band of keen researchers going forward and finding out about their family history. If you missed the workshop and would like some advice on getting started please drop by on Monday mornings in the New Pavilion (upstairs).


Bi Monthly Newsletter: I have decided that 3 months between newsletters is too big a gap for keeping in touch with members. The newsletter will now appear every 2 months. As ever, if you have any stories or pictures you want to share please get in touch.


1918 Anniversary of the end of the Great War: Thinking ahead to next year I thought it would be important for our group to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 in some way. This could involve an exhibition and other events. Any suggestions most welcome. Meanwhile if you have photos, medals, badges, stories of family members who fought in the war that we could copy/photograph contact John or Rod.


Later in September: there will be a small exhibition of photos from the archive which will be available to see over several weeks in the History Centre at the Pavilion. Details to follow (see Noticeboards, Village Voice, Parish News, NLHG Website & Facebook).


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, Janet Savage Tel: 892749, John Cheshire (Newsletter)  Tel: 892248, Jane Dommersen Tel 892428