WW1 & WW2 Exhibition Now OPEN

We are all ready to welcome you to our exhibition. Come and see our 1940s Living Room; find out about the military presence in the local area; read the memorials of local fallen soldiers of WW1; leave a loving dedication to a war relative on our memory tree…and much more.

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Sussex Chamber Ensemble – 18th Feb

Have you got tickets to our next music concert? Come and hear Maeve Jenkinson- violin, Sarah Davison – cello, and Rachel Fryer – piano. The programme will include trios by Haydn as well as more popular classics including Piazolla’s ‘Libertango’ Tickets £12 (under 18s £6) Starts @ 8pm. Interval refreshments

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We’ve Got Half Term Covered!

Our ever popular Children’s half term crafts are on next week 15/16/17th Feb 10am-12noon. Only £1.50/child. We look forward to seeing you all then.

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#ThrowbackThursday – Toys and Everyday Objects

We’ve got a great #throwbackthursday for all you children of the 50s and 60s today. The Amazing Magic Robot, first produced in 1953 can tell you the answer to lots of questions. Simply point him at the question and place him on the answer wheel and hey presto! Your question

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Love Letters From The Front Line, 1915

Look at these amazing letters written by a WW1 soldier from the front during 1915 to his sweetheart in Uckfield. These have been kindly loaned to us by a local private collector for our forthcoming exhibition on the World Wars entitled ‘Lest we Forget’. Come and read these and see

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A Generous Donation

Yesterday we received a wonderful and very generous donation of various objects for our handling collection, and some loans for use in our upcoming war exhibitions. Among the treasures were these handwritten wartime cookbooks. Notice the recipe titles in French in one of the books – this is because the

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#ThrowbackThursday

We’re busy in the Bridge Cottage Heritage Hub today, archiving some 19th century ledgers and diaries. On this day in 1875 the weather was apparently quite similar to today – “wet, fine misty rain” according to Mr George St John Smith of Haywards Heath. #throwbackthursday

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The Ever Changing Face of Uckfield

Our Chairman Mick Harker gave a fascinating talk on ‘The Ever Changing Face of Uckfield’ at the Civic Centre to a packed audience of the local U3A group. Those attending were treated to a fascinating walk through the history of our town.  

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Interested in researching your Family History?

Is your New Year’s Resolution to find out more about your family history? Come along to our Beginners Course in Family History starting next Tuesday. INTRODUCTION SESSION IS FREE Beginning Tuesday 10th January 10-11.30am 6 week course – £5/week For full course details, please click here You can buy the full 6 weeks

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Show and Tell – Around the world and back again

Thank you to everyone who came along to our Show and Tell evening last night, and especially to those who brought something to tell us about. The stories shared took us around the world and back again, from the Ashdown Forest to Egypt to Australia. And what fascinating stories there

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