Do you need help researching your family tree or the history of your house? Are you interested in how people lived in the area? Or are you interested in the landscape and how previous generations have influenced it?
The Beeding and Bramber Local History Society was formed in 1981 for people who have an interest in the past of the two villages, as well as Botolphs, Small Dole and Edburton. From small beginnings, the society now has over 80 members and meets from September to April on the first Wednesday in the month in Beeding and Bramber Village Hall. Talks cover a wide range of subjects relating to the history and natural history of the local area and Sussex in general. Visitors are welcome to these talks for a £2.00 entrance fee.
PROGRAMME FOR 2017
All meetings at 7.45pm in Beeding & Bramber Village Hall,
Wed. 4 Jan Steyning Scandals, the Secrets of a Sussex Market Town Janet Pennington
Wed. 1 Feb Princess of Dreams – the Life and Times of Lydia Yavorska, Princess Bariatinsky John and Jeanette Simpson
Wed. 1 Mar AGM and Discovering the Past at Steyning Museum Chris Tod
Wed. 5 Apr The History of Shoreham Fort Gary Baines
Wed. 3 May Going off the Rails Bill Gage
Wed. 6 Sep Coach Roads to Brighton Geoffrey Hewlett
Wed. 4 Oct Shepherds of the South Downs Ian Everest
Wed. 1 Nov Sussex Industrial History Geoffrey Mead
Thurs. 7 Dec Christmas Social for members only
During the summer months excursions are arranged for members to places of local interest.
Members of the Society have produced the following which are available from the secretary, or from Beeding News, Steyning bookshop or Steyning Museum:
- ‘The People of Beeding & Bramber in the Great War’, price £12.00 (£3.00 p&p)
- ‘Bramber, Glimpses of a Village’, price £3.00
- ‘Beeding, History of a Village’, price £7.50
- ‘Beeding and Bramber, Two Sussex Villages, a Study of the Probate Inventories, Wills and Accounts from 1613 to 1755’, price £4.00.
All with an additional £1.50 for postage and packing if required. An illustrated parish map that was produced to mark the millennium can be seen hanging in Beeding and Bramber Village Hall. Copies are available from the secretary, price £1.00, plus £1.00 postage and packing.
The society has a large archive of material relating to the local area including photographs, maps, documents, memorial inscriptions and censuses. This material is stored privately and may be viewed by appointment by contacting the secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joining the Beeding and Bramber Local History Society
If you are interested in joining please complete the membership form and return it to:
Liz Johnson, 12 Towers Road, Upper Beeding, BN44 3JL
Annual subscriptions are £8 per annum individual membership, or £15 for dual membership. Cheques should be made payable to: Beeding and Bramber Local History Society.
Other related links: Steyning Museum