Temperance Tales from Sussex and Surrey’ : Cuckfield Museum’s next talk will be on April 14th at 8pm in The Council Chamber, Queen’s Hall, Cuckfield.

Celebrated author, Ros Black, will be talking on a forgotten aspect of social history, introducing us to Lady Henry Somerset and to Duxhurst, her farm colony for inebriate women, situated just north of where Gatwick now lies. Ros will be selling copies of her book “Scandal, Salvation and Suffrage – the Amazing Women of the Temperance Movement” and it promises to be a fascinating evening. To book a place, please ring Mike Nicholson on 01444 457448 or email: Admission £5, Members £3.

New England Wood: Following the recent wet and windy weather the wood is now accessible (with care). Please keep to the footpaths and enjoy the bluebells and other wild flowers that are beginning to bloom.

Cuckfield Evening Flower Club’s: next meeting will be on Friday, 8th April in the Queen’s Hall at 7.30 for 7.45. Gill Sadler will give a demonstration entitled ‘Sussex Life’. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Details from Sue Spooner 01444 831602

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