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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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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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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Open Day & Half Term Fun [2nd June 2017]

Bring the family along to Bridge Cottage during half term for some fun! Entry price includes a children’s quiz trail, crafts, exhibitions and colouring competition. £3/adult, £2/child, £8/family. 2nd June 2017, 10am – 2 pm  

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Uckfield Scouts: Alpha Troop

Well Done Alpha Troop Uckfield Scouts for earning your ‘Local Knowledge’ Badge after attending our workshop here on Thursday evening ‘The History of Uckfield’. Maria and Nicola our Education Officers are here to welcome any local group/club/school and facilitate educational workshops/tours according to your need. More details here: http://www.bridgecottageuckfield.co.uk/school-visits/

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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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#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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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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