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The meetings this season will be held in the Fellowship Room, Central United Reformed Church, 102 Blatchington Road, Hove BN3 3YF , 2.15 pm for a Prompt start at 2.30 pm.

It is the "Blue Door", the door will be closed at the meeting start, please use the door bell to gain entry.

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Date

Topic

Speaker

2019

 

26th October

Talking Butts: the many odd ideas, often accepted as a part of history, which have no basis in fact.

A talk on where many minor place names for fields and narrow lanes come from.

 

Anthony Poulton-Smith

23rd November

Flea-pits and Picture Palaces

A talk on the history and architecture of lost picture palaces.

 

Sarah Tobias

2020

 

 

 

18th January

The History of Brighton Fishing

A talk by Alan Hayes, an ex-fisherman, on the history of the fishing industry in Brighton.

 

Alan Hayes

15th February

Brighton before the Pavilion: a different aspect of the city history

A talk by Geoffrey Mead on the history of Brighton before George IV built his pleasure palace

 

Geoffrey Mead

21st March

CANCELLED

Eugenius Birch: The King of Piers

A talk on the Victorian Engineer Eugenius Birch who built many piers in the 19th Century including West Pier Brighton as well as the first pier made of iron and the first pier to have an integral entertainment pavilion

Kathryn Ferry

Admission Free entry to members. £4 to non-members.

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