Sussex Graves and Gravestones

Tonight here at Bridge Cottage we were treated to a fascinating talk by Kevin Gordon Bridge Cottage was packed for this fully booked talk where Kevin took us on a virtual tour of interesting Sussex gravestones and graveyards.  One such story was that of an Irishman, Edward Kenealy. He was a

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Nusrat Ghani MP for Wealden supports #WOWsuffrage

Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre are delighted to announce our collaboration with MP for Wealden Nusrat Ghani, to bring an immersive exhibition exploring women’s suffrage in Wealden.  Click here for more information.  The exhibition will open on Monday 21st May and run until 2nd June 2018. Full programme to be published

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Anglo-Saxon Workshop with Yr 4 St.Philips School

On Monday 5th February 2018, the Education Team at Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre welcomed year 4 from St. Philip’s Primary School, Uckfield for a workshop on Anglo-Saxon life.   Year 4 all made Saxon bread with Maria (pictured here dressed in authentic Saxon costume). The children mixed wholemeal wheat flour,

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Reception Class @ St Philip’s School – WINTER visit

Reception Class @ St Philip’s School – WINTER visit On Monday 29th January we welcomed Reception class from St Philip’s Primary School, Uckfield for a workshop all about WINTER.  We explored what clothes are worn during winter months today and in the past.  The children enjoyed sitting around the Bridge Cottage

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2017 – A good year for UDPS!

2017 – A good year for Uckfield & District Preservation Society Wishing all our supporters and visitors to our UDPS Charity shop, Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre and Nutley Windmill a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We’ve had a fantastic year and here is a trip down our

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Appeal to find descendants of Mr T.V. Barford

Can you help find the Barford descendants? Tony Gerrard & Susan Meadows moved into their house ‘Foscote’ on Maresfield Park in 1978.  They bought the house from an elderly Mrs Barford.  Unbeknown to them an old metal suitcase sat in a hidden corner of their loft.  Within the suitcase was

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A Victorian Christmas

On Thursday 7th December we were treated to a Victorian Christmas at Bridge Cottage.  Our Heritage Education officers Maria & Nicola gave us a talk about Victorian Christmas customs including the origins of Christmas cards, crackers, Boxing Day and the foods and drinks served.         Here pictured

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Holy Cross Festival of Christmas Trees

The popular annual Festival of Christmas Trees at Holy Cross Church Uckfield was a great success again this year.  6399 visitors came to The Church of the Holy Cross to see Tenth year of the Festival of Christmas Trees!  There were 98 decorated positions to be seen and admired.  Amongst

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Christmas Food & Festive Market

Friday 1st December 2017 – Uckfield’s Late Night Shopping Event At Bridge Cottage we offered our Food and Festive Market for the Uckfield Late Night Shopping Event.  Harvey’s Brewery were here with their mobile bar and shop. We had many stall holders selling food, drink and festive gifts. During the open hours

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Christmas at Bridge Cottage

WHAT’S ON at Bridge Cottage – Christmas 2017 See here for all our events over the Christmas period.  We look forward to celebrating the festive period with you. UDPS CHRISTMAS CHARITY SHOP – Open Mon-Sat 10am-3pm   The UDPS Christmas Charity Shop is now open in Bridge Cottage. 10am –

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