Talks for 2019- 2020 *
8 Oct 2019 (AGM) Julian Fryatt Luckett
The Murder of Captain Fryatt: Patriot or Pirate?
A little known Ship’s Captain was captured by the Germans during The Great War and shot as a Pirate.
22 Oct 2019 Tony Harris
Stories from the not so Wild West
An explosion of the myths of the not so Wild West.
12 Nov 2019 Simon Parsons
A Rye Told Tale
A historical tour of old Rye Town.
26 Nov 2019 Melvin Smith
Rural Life in Victorian Times
A wonderful and nostalgic ramble through the Victorian Countryside where not all was as rosy as we would like to think.
17 Dec 2019 Andy Thomas
A Celebratory History of Christmas
The fascinating background, ceremonies and traditions of the festive period brought to life.
14 Jan 2020 Melanie Gibson-Barton
Eva Braun – Victim or Contriver
Eva Braun, who was she? Victim or Contriver?
28 Jan 2020 Graham Bandy
Lowthers Lambs, The Day Sussex Died and the Cinque Port Volunteers
Lowthers Lambs (Royal Sussex Regiment) and the Day Sussex Died.
11 Feb 2020 David Clark
Three Castles and an Ironmaster’s House
A walk between well known Local Properties and the lesser known history encountered in the villages along the way.
25 Feb 2020 Pete Sargent
The History and Mystery of Northiam Cemetery
Cracking the code to uncover the secrets of Northiam Cemetery.
10 Mar 2020 Andy Nash
The History of the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
The life of our local miniature railway from its beginnings, through the war to the present day.
Light refreshments will be provided at this final talk
of the season.
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