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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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 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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UDPS 2018 Calendar now available

UDPS 2018 Calendar Uckfield and District Preservation Society are pleased to launch the 2018 calendar, featuring images taken from our archive collection of local scenes of a bygone era. The calendar is A5 landscape in size (21cmx14.5cm) and opens out to A4 for each month of the year.  The local

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Tudor & Stuart Life – Rocks Park School

Our Education team were pleased to welcome Yr 2 from Rocks Park Primary School on Monday 20th November for their workshop on life during the Tudor & Stuart period.  This workshop enhanced their current history topic exploring The Great Fire of London. During the workshop pupils learnt about food, buildings

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World War 2 Workshop – Rocks Park School

World War 2 Workshop – Rocks Park School We welcomed Rocks Park School on Monday 6th November for a WW2 themed visit. The children enjoyed handling objects from the period and learning about evacuees in Uckfield. Here at Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre we can provide workshops, tours and education visits

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Victorian Day

Yr 3 St Philip’s Primary School – VICTORIAN DAY Local Uckfield school children visited us on Monday 13th November for a Victorian Workshop. Our education officers got into character for the workshop, with Maria as our Victorian Cook and Nicola as the School Mistress. Yr 3 were taken on a

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