Cuckfield news
Cuckfield news

Royal Observer Corps Post: In 1962 an underground bunker was built near Cuckfield churchyard as part of the Royal Observer Corps Post. It formed part of the Cold War early warning system and stayed in place until 1991 when the Post was closed. Mark Russell and Ed Combes have restored the bunker to how it would have looked at closure. ROC Post open weekend dates: Sat 2nd July 11-5, Sun 3rd July 10-1, Sat 27th Aug 11-5, Sun 28th Aug 10-1. For more information visit: and or Tel: Phillipa Malins 01444 452307

Lunch Time Concert: at Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield on Friday, 1st July. We welcome back Paul Gregory for a programme of popular music for guitar. As well as a busy soloist, Paul is the musical director for the weekly Tuesday lunch time concerts at the Chapel Royal, Brighton. Concert 1.00 - 2.00 with soup served at 12.30.

Concerts for Children: performed by Ensemble Reza at Borde Hill Gardens on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday, 13th July from 6.30 until 7.30. These fun concerts will feature music from Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and much more.

Cuckfield Museum Art Trail – Summer 2016: As in previous years, students studying Design & Craft at Brighton University will be showing some of their work in the museum over the summer. They visit us during our winter closure and then use a chosen object from our collection to inspire their ideas. This year they take a fresh look at items from our iron work, farming, footwear and cache displays and interpret them in thoughtful and sometimes surprising ways! Museum open Wed 10-12.30pm and Fri and Sat 10-4pm. More information from’

Temperance Tales from Sussex and Surrey: Thursday, 7th July at 8.00pm in The Council Chamber, Queen’s Hall, Cuckfield. An illustrated talk by author Ros Black for Cuckfield Museum , featuring a forgotten aspect of social history. Ros will introduce us to Lady Henry Somerset and to Duxhurst, her farm colony for ‘inebriate women’, situated just north of where Gatwick now lies, and brings us some surprising stories from our local area. She 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 reserve a place, please phone Mike Nicholson on 01444 457448 or email Tickets £5 or £3 for members.

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