East Sussex Folk from John Freeland to Rudyard Kipling
Talk Commences 8.00pm
(Doors and Bar open 7.30pm)
Guests are always welcome
Earlye Farm and the Iron Industry
A group of History Society members recently visited Earlye Farm on a perfect Spring afternoon to learn more about the iron works that once existed there. A short account of this fascinating visit can be found here.
Alison Weir coming to Wadhurst
Alison Weir, one of Britain's best know historians and author of many books, will be giving a talk on the subject of "Katherine Swynford: John of Gaunt's Scandalous Duchess". It will take place in the parish Church at 7.30pm on 18th November. More here.
Much more can be found on Alison's website
Learn from the Past to Understand the Present
In June 2017 the Society is holding an exhibition of pictures by local amateur artists. The works must feature an aspect of Wadhurst and will be displayed in the Commemoration Hall. There will be a competition for 3 different age groups with modest prizes for the winners. More information
Wadhurst’s Black Sunday
Have you got your copy of the Society's latest book? This is a must if you are interested in what happened on 9th May 1915, Wadhurst's blackest hour. More information
The recent talk on British Society and the 1st World War was generally regarded as one of the best ever given to the Society. If you missed it, or any other, a summary of most talks can be found here
Wadhurst Town of the High Weald
Regarded as the classic history of Wadhurst this book has been reprinted by the Wadhurst History Society and is now on sale for £12.50. To find out more click here
From our Archives
Work continues to index items of interest from the Society's large collection of newspapers. We feature just a few of these as a taster of what can be found in our archive and further snippets will be added from time to time.
A Story or Memory to share?
Do you have a story or memory to share? Perhaps something your parents, grandparents or other relativesw told you. We would be delighted to add the information to our archives and that way future generations will be able to understand Wadhurst and its history better. Please print out and complete: The Wadhurst History Society Memories Sheet and return to the Wadhurst History Centre.