Do you enjoy reading historical fiction? The Bridge Cottage Book Club - TOMBS & TOMES have released the book club picks for the rest of the year. Feel free to read along at home or join the club who meet on the last Tuesday of the month to discuss the books. www.bridgecottageuckfield.co.uk/book-club/During our June meeting members of the TOMBS and TOMES Book Club discussed the book picks for the rest of the year. Here is the final list. All the book nominations that have not made the list this time will be kept for group consideration when compiling the 2019 list.
We hope all members and followers of our Book Club will enjoy these submissions and we look forward to chatting about them with you all. HAPPY READING!
Next time you are in Uckfield High Street visit Bridge Cottage and see this piece of Uckfield heritage now on display.Bridge Cottage in Uckfield now proudly displays the old spire cap once sat on top of the steeple at Holy Cross Church. Pop along and see this piece of Uckfield history.
The original Holy Cross church was built during the medieval period and demolished (except for the base of the tower and the Chancel window) in 1839. The present church was then rebuilt in 1840 with a new spire. At the top of the spire a heavy cast iron cap was fitted from which protruded some decorative ironwork, a ball and a weather vane.
The picture below shows the scale of the top taken when the steeple was re-shingled in the early 1900s. During the early 1970s this whole top started to topple over. Whilst the weather vane and ball assembly were stabilised and re-used, the cast iron spire cap was replaced by a lighter, metal prefabricated unit. For some time this spire cap was positioned around the church – even featuring in the 150th celebrations of the rebuilding of the church. Unfortunately, because the cap is in two very heavy halves, it was removed from public display and preserved for the future by local historian, Roy Fuller.
Now, if you have looked by the right hand door of Bridge Cottage you will see this unique bit of church history on display for all to see.
We're really excited about our next Music Concert on 1st August. Real toe tapping stuff from Superstrings. Have a listen then book your tickets via our website www.bridgecottageuckfield.co.ukLive at The Bridge, Amberley, West Sussex. ... See MoreSee Less
Last night, as part of our monthly talks programme, we had one of our members, Diane Grainger, host a fascinating talk on the life of her father, Captain Ronald Taylor. During his life he was a WW2 SOE agent, plastic explosives expert, engineer, bridge designer, as well as a husband and father. Read more about Di's talk here: www.bridgecottageuckfield.co.uk/ww2-talk-cpt-r-taylor-s-o-e/... See MoreSee Less