UDPS Charity Shop is opening on Monday 15th June!

The Uckfield & District Preservation Society (UDPS) charity shop in Town Square is to re-open on Monday 15 June. The shop will be open daily from 10-00am to 4-00pm. Social distancing will be in place, with a maximum of 3 customers at any one time. All customers will be asked

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Answers to Quiz 2

We hope you enjoyed Quiz 2! Here are the answers… 1. In what year was Bridge Cottage saved from demolition by the Uckfield & District Preservation Society and Uckfield Town Council? 1983 2. Bridge Cottage is currently heated with under floor heating which is driven by a? Ground Sourced Heat

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Quiz number two!

Here is our second quiz, just for fun (no prizes I’m afraid), all about Bridge Cottage and Nutley Windmill. The answers will be posted here on the website in 3-4 weeks time.   1. In what year was Bridge Cottage saved from demolition by the Uckfield & District Preservation Society

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A Quiz!

How much do you know about Bridge Cottage and Nutley Windmill? Why not have a go at our quiz on aspects of both these magnificent buildings – if you have visited our recent exhibitions, you may find answers in the exhibition booklets that were on sale. Alternatively, others can be

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Bridge Cottage Exhibition – A home for nearly 600 years

From 30th March-6th April 2019 Bridge Cottage held an exhibition tracing the life of the building and the people that lived there. The souvenir brochure is still available to purchase at Bridge Cottage for £2.50.

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Entrance hall display

Learn more about the history of Bridge Cottage Next time you are at Bridge Cottage be sure to take a look at the new display in our entrance hall which tells the story of this medieval building and who lived here over the centuries.   Uckfield & District Preservation Society look

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Holy Cross Church spire cap at Bridge Cottage

Holy Cross Church spire cap 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

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WW2 Talk: Captain Ron Taylor S.O.E

On Thursday 5th July 2018 we hosted a talk by one of our Uckfield & District Preservation Society members, Diane Grainger.  Di spoke about her Dad, Captain Ron Taylor and his interesting life.  Ron Taylor was born in Brighton in 1916 to a family who were notorious in Brighton for

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EqualiTeas at Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre

On Monday 25th June we hosted an EqualiTeas event.  Local people joined us at Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre in Uckfield for this nationwide event where we were able to celebrate and chat about the 100 years since women gained the partial vote in The Representation of the People Act 1918 –

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Nus Ghani MP for Wealden talks about women in politics

As part of our Women of Wealden Suffrage exhibition we welcomed Nus Ghani MP for Wealden to introduce a talk exploring inspiring Sussex women throughout history.  Nus took to the floor to share her experiences of being a woman in politics today and how she is a champion for women’s equality

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