Tag: Balcombe History Society

History Society – Can Art Change the World

History Society – Can Art Change the World

Speaker: Valerie Woodgate . Formerly a lecturer and guide for over 25 years at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, our speaker will deal with the 20th Century, relating art to specific events.

History Society – Balcombe : Wissou Twinning

History Society – Balcombe : Wissou Twinning

Speaker: Max Preston-Bell Well known to the village as the Balcombe Fete MC, Max will give us the story of the Twinning, with some amusing anecdotes.

History Society – From Weald to Waves

History Society – From Weald to Waves

Speaker: Sir Charles Burrell Making History at Knepp Our speaker will tell us of the expansion plans of the Knepp Castle rewilding scheme, established by himself and his wife, Isabella Tree.

History Society – A Wartime Childhood

History Society – A Wartime Childhood

Speaker: Louise McCall An up-to-date illustrated recording of Louise’s story as a refugee from Poland ahead of the Russian occupation. Louise will be present to answer questions.

History Society – Deckchairs, Piers and Souvenirs

History Society – Deckchairs, Piers and Souvenirs

Speaker: Dr. Katheryn Ferry The history of the British seaside in a hundred objects. Dr Ferry is a historian specialising in Architecture, Design and Seaside Culture. She lectures to a wide audience ranging from national museums to local history groups.’’ Note – the April talk 

Balcombe History Society – The Story of The Crystal Palace

Balcombe History Society – The Story of The Crystal Palace

Originally designed for the Great Exhibition of 1851, the Crystal Palace was Joseph Paxton’s masterpiece. It dominated the London skyline for over 80 years until destroyed by fire in 1936. This is its story.

History Society – Exhibition

History Society – Exhibition

‘Putting Balcombe on the Map’ Tony Perkins’ presentation will include information and illustrations relating to Balcombe maps, and how the village has developed, along with a focus on Lady Denman and the Women’s Land Army. Amongst the items available from the archive will be a 

History Society – Memorialising The Great War: Balcombe’s Victory Hall in Context

History Society – Memorialising The Great War: Balcombe’s Victory Hall in Context

John writes and lectures on many aspects of 19th and 20th Century Sussex history. This talk marks a welcome return to Balcombe, when he will explore the Victory Hall’s place in memorialisation at international, national and local levels. 2023 marks the centenary of our Victory 

History Society – The History of Food, Drink and Table Manners

History Society – The History of Food, Drink and Table Manners

Not long ago, our table manners left a lot to be desired and great feasts appear to have been a riot! Gilly traces the development of our present customs from those startling earlier practices, from 1200 to today’s TV chefs.

History Society – From Balcombe To Nymans: The Messel Family in West Sussex

John Hilary is an honorary professor at the University of Nottingham. He is one of the Messel family representatives to the National Trust, and his book ‘From Refugees to Royalty: The Remarkable Story of the Messel Family of Nymans’ was published in 2021.