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An extra newsletter to keep you updated: 13 members enjoyed the talk in September by Barbara Atkinson on the Steam Giants of Brede. In addition to the lovely photographs of the giant machines there was some interesting background on the development of the water supply to Hastings as it grew from a small fishing village into a large urban settlement. The engineering involved was really impressive with pipework extending for miles across the Sussex countryside.


Unfortunately the October meeting has been cancelled due to the worsening of the Covid situation. I agreed with the speaker that it was not sensible to proceed at this time. Melinda could possibly offer a Zoom meeting at a later date but I am aware many of our members would not be able to participate/not find that satisfactory so I am planning on inviting her to give us the Herstmonceux Castle talk in person sometime in the New Year. I am hopeful that the November meeting will go ahead if the rules permit and infection rates slow down. We can safely manage an audience of 16. 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.


Members will be able to renew annual membership at this meeting at the usual £10 for the year (or if you are not coming to the meeting, renew by contacting Corinne our Membership Secretary on 892612 or returning the subscription slip she will be sending out shortly. Entry for paid up members remains £1, or for visitors (and members who have not renewed) £4. The committee have decided that the membership year will now run from September or until we have had a further 9 meetings (so 10 in all as usual as we never meet in December or August). We will take a flexible approach!


Forthcoming Meetings: 7.30 in the Methodist Hall unless stated otherwise

November 12th                    The Sporting History of Sussex by Mat Homewood

December                             No meeting

January 14th 2021                Ninfield – The News of the World by John Cheshire


Pavilion sessions are still suspended at the moment.


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There will be the usual bi-monthly newsletter at the beginning of November. If you have any items to include please contact John.


Group Contacts:

John Cheshire (Chair/Newsletter) Tel: 892248, 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.


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