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September meeting to go ahead: a return to some normality at last. The

Methodist Church have given the go ahead for users of the hall to resume meetings

with a risk assessment in place and some changes to the way we do things. Firstly,

the numbers for the September talk will be strictly controlled because the chairs will

have to be spaced to allow for social distancing and we can have a total of 15 people

(our speaker plus 14 others). Because of this limit you will need to book if you want

to attend. Please call John on 01424 892248 to reserve a place, we need contact

details of all attendees. This limit may change in the coming months. Secondly, you

will have to wear a face mask/covering inside the building and hand sanitizer will be

provided at the door. You will be able to renew annual membership at this meeting at

the usual £10 for the year (or if you are not coming renew by contacting Corinne our

Membership Secretary on 892612. Entry for members is £1 or for visitors £4.


Forthcoming Meetings: 7.30 in the Methodist Hall unless stated otherwise.


September 10th (2nd THURSDAY of the month)        The Brede Giants by Barbara Atkinson18

October       8th               The History of Herstmonceux Castle by Melinda Stone

November  12th               The Sporting History of Sussex by Mat Homewood

December                        No meeting

January     14th                Ninfield – The News of the World by John Cheshire


Pavilion sessions are still suspended at the moment.

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Pevensey Castle: these impressive ruins stand on what was once a peninsula

projecting into the sea. A naturally defensible site, it was first fortified by the Romans

as Anderida Fort around 290 AD. Anderida was part of a chain of similar fortifications

along the south coast including Porchester, Lympne and Richborough, these share

the D shaped towers characteristic of this period. After the Romans left in the early

5th century, a settlement within the walls was maintained until the inhabitants were

slaughtered by Anglo Saxon raiders. Pevensey is most famously the place where the

Norman Conquest of England began, when William the Conqueror landed there on

28 September 1066. It is thought that he built a temporary wooden shelter inside the

castle walls and he cut a ditch to separate the peninsular from the mainland. This

created a relatively secure base from which to ravage the surrounding settlements

before he set off to march through Ninfield to face Harold at Sencac.

These notes

are unashamedly lifted from the English Heritage website which contains a wealth of

information on the later history of the castle.




















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