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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St Phillips Primary School Workshop

Today we welcomed Year 2 from St Phillips Primary School in Uckfield for a workshop on ‘Uckfield Through the Ages’. We explored how Uckfield has grown and developed over history from Anglo Saxon times through to present day. Year 2 pupils learnt how Bridge Cottage was constructed as a medieval

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UDPS Charity Shop Christmas Window Display

Have a look at our UDPS Charity Shop Christmas window display in Uckfield High Street now. Notice the beautiful antique ice skates hanging in the display which have a very intriguing back story: Liz Penton shop manager says, “These ice skates were donated in a tatty old box which, when

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Open for Late Night Shopping

This year Bridge Cottage will for the first time take part in Uckfield Late Night Shopping, open from 5 – 9pm, Friday 2nd December. Downstairs on the evening at Bridge Cottage there will be a number of local stall holders selling produce and we welcome Isfield Farm Shop, Sea Cider and

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Wedding Dress Appeal Success

We’ve had an absolutely fantastic’ response to our appeal for wedding dresses for our exhibition next year. We want to include dresses work right up to the present day, and lots of brides have been in touch to tell us about their beautiful dresses from the 1970s onwards. We are

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Cards for Charity Pop-Up Shop

Visit the Cards for Charity pop up shop located in our Oak Room. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10.30am-4.30pm. Access to view the whole of the beautifully restored house is available on Friday’s when we are now open 10am-3pm. Come and view the restoration, our specially commission painted cloth, Tudor banquet table, period

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Friday Open Days

Bridge Cottage Open Days – From November 4th to December 16th. A fantastic opportunity to come and discover the restoration work at Bridge Cottage. Join us  and explore the intimate rooms of this rare medieval ‘Wealden’ hall house built around 1436. At Bridge Cottage we open our doors for the

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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween from Bridge Cottage! Take a look at the witch marks carved into our fire surround here during the 16/17th Century. Do you notice the Apotropaic designs, more commonly known as ‘ritual protection marks’ or ‘witch marks’. They aren’t in any way associated with witchcraft directly, despite the name,

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