Peter Vallance

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MARCH 2024 TALK – EAST SUSSEX WILDLIFE RESCUE & AMBULANCE SERVICE

Trevor Weeks MBE gave an inspiring talk about the conservation work of the East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (East Sussex WRAS) which he personally founded in 1996. Trevor explained that the Service has charity status and relies wholly on donations from the general public with no contribution from central or local government.  It …

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Hastings Castle Ruins

FEBRUARY 2024 TALK -RUINS, REMAINS & RELICS OF SUSSEX

At our meeting on 27 February, which was gratifyingly well attended, Chris Horlock returned to entertain us with one of his well researched and informative talks on ‘Ruins, Remains and Relics’ of Sussex. His presentation centred on ancient Sussex castles including Hastings, Lewes, Bramber and little-known Chichester Castle, all of which evolved as important ports …

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Oxen to Tractor October 2023 MSLHG Talk

OCTOBER 2023 TALK – FROM THE SUSSEX OX TO FORDSON MAJOR

On Tuesday 24th October, we were entertained by one of our very regular speakers, Ian Everest, on the progression from oxen on farms to the modern tractor.  As usual, Ian’s talk was meticulously researched with excellent presentation and many pictures to tell the story.  Ian has a personal family background in farming, particularly in Sussex. …

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Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London

SEPTEMBER 2023 TALK – CRYSTAL PALACE

On Tuesday 26th September, Ian Gledhill gave the Mid Sussex Local History Group a most interesting talk on London’s Crystal Palace. The palace was built in Hyde Park to house the Great Exhibition of 1851. Remarkably, the cast iron and plate glass construction was completed in 39 days. Crystal Palace was dismantled after the Great …

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