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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Inspiring the next generation of women to make a difference!

Today we welcomed Charlotte Dobson from UK Parliament’s Outreach and Engagement Service to Bridge Cottage who delivered a workshop on the Suffragettes and Beyond to our guests. Those in attendance found out the fascinating story of how women won the vote, from the earliest petitions and protests to the direct action of

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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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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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An Evening of Witchcraft, Magic and Medicine

Fascinating talk at Bridge Cottage last night by Dr Simon Davies about early modern beliefs in Witchcraft, Magic and Medicine. We hold regular monthly historical talks on the first Thursday of the month. Our next evening talk will be held on 3rd November. Nicola, one of our heritage education officers, will give

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