The Museum runs a varied programme of talks throughout the year to which all are invited.
Tickets are charged at £3 for Friends and Patrons and £5 for visitors, and should be purchased in advance unless otherwise stated. We are often over-subscribed for our talks so early booking is advisable.
Our 2020 Talks Programme:
Please contact Mike Nicholson 01444-457448 or email@example.com for bookings or enquiries.
Thursday 5th March, 2.30pm, in the Council Chamber, The Queen's Hall, Cuckfield
“The Rev Francis Sewell, Benefector" talk by Richard Bryant
Richard takes a look at some historical events in the middle of the 19th century affecting All Saints Church, Lindfield. In particular, he refers to the Rev. Francis Sewell, born 1815 in India of a wealthy family, and his personal involvement and benefaction in financing a major restoration of the church, and to his impact on the village and its community.
Thursday 30th April, 2.30pm, in the Council Chamber, The Queen's Hall, Cuckfield
“Reflections of the early postal servce in Mid Sussex" talk by Peter Cockburn
Peter gives a fascinating collector’s view of the early postal services of Cuckfield and district with references to a personal collection of early local memorabilia, postcards, anecdotes and some unusual facts.
Tuesday 2nd June, 8.00pm, in the Council Chamber, The Queen's Hall, Cuckfield
“Ernest Attwater 1888-1918, a Life Remembered" talk by Roger Heavens
This talk by Roger uncovers the interesting and full but short life of Ernest Attwater born 1888 in Church Street, Cuckfield. Coming from a large Victorian family Ernest was a carpenter by trade but was widely and popularly known in the village for his sporting prowess from football and cricket to bell ringing and dancing. A life sadly cut short like so many of his generation when upon volunteering for military service Ernest died on active service in 1918.
Thursday 1st October, 2.30pm, in the Council Chamber, The Queen's Hall, Cuckfield
“Tales of Sussex Folklore" talk by Chris Horlock
This talk by local author and historian Chris Horlock uncovers an unusual mix of the curious, strange and mythical tales of Sussex, bringing together an interesting and fascinating range of people, places and happenings, together with some new reminiscences of smuggling.
Thursday 12th November, 2.30pm, in the Council Chamber, The Queen's Hall, Cuckfield
“Wealden Iron Industry" talk by Jeremy Hodgkinson
Iron was made in the Weald of South East England from pre-Roman times until the early 19th century, and in Tudor and Stuart periods it was the main iron production area in the kingdom. The talk explores the raw materials, technology and historical development of the industry.
PLEASE NOTE: Our talks are often over subscribed, so you are advised to book early. If you have booked tickets and find that you are unable to attend, please give notice at least 24 hours before the talk to enable someone on the reserve list to take your place.