Meeting schedule 2012
|Thur 12 Jan||Below Stairs – The Life and Work of Servants in Great Houses||Peter Gilman|
|Wed 8 Feb||From Stalingrad to Berlin- the Red Army’s battle of liberation against the Nazis||Dr Michael Jones|
|Wed 14 Mar||Nella Last’s War – Housewife 49 (Mass Observation Archive)||Judith Kinnison Bourke|
|Wed 11 Apr||Kent and Sussex Scandals||Chris McCooey|
|Thur 10 May||Mediaeval Instruments (talk and demonstration)||Michael Withers|
|Wed 13 Jun||Curiosities of the City of London||Stuart Robinson|
|Wed 11 Jul||Sources & Techniques for Researching Family History||Lady Teviot|
|Thur 13 Sep||The History of Ashburnham House and the Ashburnham Family||Rhod Jones|
|Thur 11 Oct||Iona , Lindisfarne and the Glory of the North||Pat Wright|
|Wed 14 Nov||Soldier, soldier won’t you marry me?||Timothy Cox|
|Wed 12 Dec||AGM + Entertainment||Noel Bannister|
'Wadhurst Back in Time: 1901 - 1936' is now out - a very substantial publication! Over 350 pages with plenty of illustrations and an appendix volume and CD, which contain details of shops and services in Wadhurst over the period and the complete run of census data for the parish from 1841 to 1911 in a spreadsheet for easy manipulation. Price £15 and £3 for P&P.
'A Brief History of George Street and St George's Hall' by Mary Offord - price £4 - has been very well received. With a full review in The Courier, copies have almost sold out, so we have now reprinted.
'Wadhurst in the Second World War - life in a Wealden Market Town 1939 - 1945' is available - price £12 - and is selling well. Written by members of the Society, it reflects the results of a year's research and provides a fascinating glimpse of life in our community during those difficult years. Copiously illustrated and thoroughly indexed, the book also provides a flavour of life for the country at large.
"Wadhurst in the Second World War" on sale £12
A list of ESRO sources for Wadhurst research, is now available here - the full summary can be found here
An index of 6" x 4" photos in our possession is now available on the site here.
WHS Membership: Individual £12.50, Family £20 and young students of history £5. [Half price if joining after 30 June] Subscriptions can be paid to The Treasurer, Trewyck, Woods Green, TN5 6QS. For further details, contact Michael Harte on 783 292 or print a copy of the membership application form.