History talks at Bridge Cottage, Uckfield, from 3 February 2022

The Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre holds local history talks on the first Thursday of every month.

The first talk in 2022 is on Thursday 3 February at 7:00pm, and features Chris Horlock on “Sussex Scrapbook III”: a miscellany of Sussex history, anecdotes and folklore.

On 3rd March, Ian Everest’s talk will be “From the Sussex Ox to the Fordson Major”.

For the full listing of their 2022 talks and how to book tickets, visit the Evening Talks at Bridge Cottage webpage

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Tom Sharpe: Mary Anning, the Fossil Woman – Thursday 3rd February 2022 7.30pm

Gideon Mantell Birthday Memorial Lecture

Gideon Mantell first met Mary Anning when he visited her shop in Lyme Regis in Dorset on 27 June 1832, but he had known of the famed fossil dealer and her remarkable fossil discoveries for at least 12 years.

This talk will examine what we know of the life of this extraordinary woman, her famous – and less well-known – discoveries, and her part within the wider network of the developing science of palaeontology in the early nineteenth century.

Tom Sharpe was formerly Curator of Palaeontology and Archives at the National Museum of Wales and taught geology in the lifelong learning departments of both Cardiff and Bristol universities. He is the author of The Fossil Woman. A Life of Mary Anning, published by The Dovecote Press in November 2020.

More details: Gideon Mantell Birthday Anniversary Talks Series

Venue: Lewes Town Hall Council Chamber, High Street, Lewes BN7 2QS

Admission: Tickets in person or over the phone £4 from Lewes Tourist Information Centre, 01273 483448

You will be asked to leave an email address. If the Covid guidance changes the talk will be delivered over zoom.

This talk has been organised by Debby Matthews. Contact: debby.matthews@yahoo.co.uk

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From house to home: A guide to the 1920s house – Friday 4 February 2022, 14:00

National Archives online talk by Melanie Backe-Hansen

After the First World War, there was a revolution of housing across Britain. The population demanded better housing for all, more investment into council housing, and changes to mortgages – all of which brought into play a much bigger rethinking of housing provision that would dominate the 1920s and extend into the 1930s.

In this fascinating talk, Melanie Backe-Hansen, house historian and author of House Histories: The Secrets Behind your Front Door, will take us into the world of houses in the 1920s.

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