120 people gather in Hurstpierpoint to hear talk on Royal Sussex Regiment

120 people gather in Hurstpierpoint to hear talk on Royal Sussex Regiment

More than 120 people gathered at Holy Trinity Church on the afternoon of Feb 27th to hear Cuckfield Museum’s first talk of the year.  Matthew…

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Cuckfield Museum - A Small Town at War

Cuckfield Museum – A Small Town at War

Cuckfield Museum reopens on Feb 15th with a display looking at the effects of the First World War on those living in the village and…

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IMAGES OF SIR FRANCIS DRAKE, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE FIRST DOLLAR EARNED BY EDISON'S ELECTRIC COMPANY - PART OF MILLION STRONG CAREN ARCHIVE FOR SALE AT BONHAMS

IMAGES OF SIR FRANCIS DRAKE, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE FIRST DOLLAR EARNED BY EDISON’S ELECTRIC COMPANY – PART OF MILLION STRONG CAREN ARCHIVE FOR SALE AT BONHAMS

History is brought vividly to life as 300 select items are offered from the world-renowned collection A rare contemporary portrait of the explorer Sir Francis…

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In the hands of time

In the hands of time

Written by Ruth Lawrence Investigating the clockmakers of old Sussex, I found evidence of self-sufficiency of our rural communities while unearthing some fascinating treasures. Long…

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New Museum of Crawley thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund bid

New Museum of Crawley thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund bid

Crawley Borough Council, in partnership with Crawley Museum Society, has been awarded £1.15m by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to provide a new museum in…

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Santa's Grotto

Santa’s Grotto

by Hanna Lindon Nothing says ‘Christmas’ quite like a family visit to the local Santa’s grotto. It’s a tradition that can trace its roots all…

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Alfred Russel Wallace-the Hurstpierpoint connection

Alfred Russel Wallace-the Hurstpierpoint connection

Wallace who? I first became interested in Wallace while watching Bill Bailey’s Jungle Heroes on TV and the significance of the Blue Plaque outside Treeps…

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Richard Beeching: The axeman from East Grinstead

Richard Beeching: The axeman from East Grinstead

by Steve Ramsey A household name in the early 1960s, Dr Beeching was responsible for large-scale rail cuts across the country. “Resign!” opposition MPs shouted,…

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Tate Director to open Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

Tate Director to open Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of Tate, will formally open Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft after a major refurbishment on 20th September 2013. Ditchling became…

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