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NLHG Newsletter Archive







January 2018



















































































































































































































































Happy New Year!


I hope you enjoyed the Christmas holiday. At this time of year with bad weather and dark evenings it is difficult for some of our members to come out to our meetings. If you are in need of a lift to help you get to our meeting or alternatively, can offer someone a lift, please contact Rod or John and we will try and put people together.


Thanks to David for the talk on Michelham Priory in November. Michelham is a local gem with a rich heritage. They run many themed weekend events throughout the year, well worth a visit.


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

January 18th                   Henry VIII aka Tony Harris

February 15th                 Baird, The Pioneer of Television by Geoff Hutchinson

March 15th                     The Cuckmere River by Kevin Gordon

April 19th                        AGM

May 17th                        Tba

June 21st                       A History of Ashburnham Place by John Cheshire

July 19th                        Tba

August                           No meeting


Other Events


Sussex Transport Memories in the 1960s – a film show by local transport historian John Bishop. On Friday 12th January 7 for 7.30pm in Herstmonceux Village Hall. This event is a fund raiser in aid of the ongoing restoration of the Windmill at Windmill Hill. Tickets are £6 on the door to include tea or coffee.


There is a lot going on in Ninfield!


We live in a village which has always catered for a wide variety of activities and interests. Here is a list of the clubs and societies that have existed in Ninfield over the years (that I have heard of): Women’s Institute, British Legion, Choral Society, Ninfield Singers, Ninfield Amateur Theatrical Society, Bonfire Society, Horticultural Society, Flower Group, Art Group, Village Society, Brass Band, Carnival Committee, Robert’s Orchestra, Football Club, Stoolball Club, Cricket Club, St John’s Ambulance Brigade, Tennis Club, Bowls Club, Bible Study Circle, Mother’s Union, Girl Guides, Scouts, Girl’s Friendly Society, Old Time Dancing Club, Working Men’s Club, Infant Welfare Clinic, Ninfield Knitting Party  and of course the Ninfield Local History Group! Are you aware of any others? Do you have any photos/documents/minutes related to any of these organizations that we could look at? Please get in touch.



From The Archives: A memory of summer: This first photo shows a tennis match at the Village Fete held at Moor Hall in June 1922. There have been a number of locations for the main summer event in Ninfield prior to the use of the Recreation Ground that we know today. In addition to the grounds of the Moor Hall Hotel, fields at Standard Hill Farm were used in the time of Claude Langdon and land at Ingrams Farm was also a venue for fetes and village get togethers.



Another picture by the same photographer shows the front of the building presumably around the same era.







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