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Hope you have enjoyed the summer! :  I always feel so sorry for the school children when the weather takes a turn for the worse as soon as they break up for the holidays. However things did pick up for Bank Holiday. We return to Monday mornings in the Pavilion after a break during August so do call in to see us.


Forthcoming Meetings: 7.30 in the Methodist Hall unless stated otherwise


September 19th             Heritage Crime by Daryl Holter (Sussex Police)

October 17th                  Colonel Fred, Bravest Man in All England by Brigadier Huw Willing

November 21st              A Snapshot of Hooe from the Parish Registers by Peter Hayward

December                      No meeting

January 16th                  WW2 Defences in East Sussex by Peter Hibbs tbc

February 20th                Wheelwrighting Today by Douglas Andrewstbc

March 19th                     tbc

Visit us in the Sparke Pavilion every Monday morning 10 to 12


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Mill Open Days: The Windmill at Windmill Hill will be open to the public on Sunday 1st September and there is a special Heritage Day opening on Sunday 15th September. Dates for October are 6th and 20th (both Sundays). Tea and cakes now available on open days. You can become a Friend of the Windmill for just £5 per year which gives you an informative newsletter and opportunities to visit the mill on special occasions. Membership helps with vital maintenance work to keep this historic machine in good order. Email for details.


Victorians: during the Autumn Term members of our group (David and Liz) will be working in the village school again helping the children in key stage 2 understand what village life in Ninfield was like during the Victorian era. They will be using the characters of Elizabeth Goldsmith (farmer), Thomas Avery (Headmaster and Postmaster) and Agnes Wrenn (shopkeeper). Our group have worked with the school for many years now and it is a great way to show the children their local social history.


From the Archive: in 1981 former Ninfield resident Sid Neve exchanged letters with Mr Hodgkinson (on the Parish Council) following his purchase of the Ridel book “Ninfield in the Nineties”. Together with a letter detailing memories of people and places in the village he sent a map drawn by Sid 50 years earlier. It clearly shows the importance of agriculture and market gardening in the village at the time.


Map of Ninfield Drawn by Sid Neve in 1933













































Group Contacts:

John Cheshire (Chair/Newsletter)   Tel: 892248, Rod Ffoulkes  Tel: 893635, Anthony Gibbons (Treasurer) Tel: 892612 , Jackie Cheshire (Secretary) Tel: 01323 833897   Corinne Gibbons (Membership)  Tel: 892612, Jan Cooper (Archivist)   Tel: 893381, Janet Savage  Tel: 892749, , Jane Dommersen Tel 892428 , Steve Allen, Lynn Hills        






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