Crowborough

Local History 1

Have you ever wondered why, together with 20,000 other people, you live over 500 feet up on a hill in the High Weald? So have we. We’re not historians, just curious, enquiring about how this area evolved into what we see around us today.

Everywhere you look there are clues:

Invaders - the Romans, the Normans and recently (nearly) the Germans
Landscape – from dinosaurs to impenetrable forest to heathland
Industry - from the heavy industry of iron and armaments to smuggling
Agriculture - from upland swine pasture, to sheep, oxen, hops, and now fruit and arable farming
Habitation - from tiny local hamlets to health resort to today’s town

The group tries to make sense of it with talks, presentations, local visits and a little research.

We meet on the 4th Thursday of the month, currently in the Guide Hut off Whitehill.

Please come and join us, to understand how you came to be living on top of the Weald.

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CCC Patchwork & Quilting Church Visits 1 Church Visits 2 Church Visits 3
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French Conversation Group 1 French Conversation Group 2 Garden Visits Gardening Group 1
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London Explorers 1 London Explorers 2 Mah Jong Meditation
Opera and Ballet Patchwork & Quilting 1 Patchwork & Quilting 2 Petanque
Photography Pins and Needles Play Reading Poetry
Poetry for Pleasure Pub Lunches Group 1 Pub Lunches Group 2 Pub Lunches Group 3
Pub Lunches Group 4 Pub Lunches Group 5 Pub Lunches Group 6 Rail Interest
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More Group Pages
Archaeology Art 1 & Art 2
Art 3 (Practical) Art Appreciation
Astronomy Aviation
Aviation 2 Beginners Bridge
Bird Watching Book Circle 1
Book Circle 2 Book Circle 3
Bridge (improvers) Canasta(All Abilities)
Cardmaking/Crafts 1 Cardmaking/Crafts 2
CCC Patchwork & Quilting Church Visits 1
Church Visits 2 Church Visits 3
Computer Assistance Creative Writing
Creative Writing II Croquet
Current Affairs Drawing
Embroidery Embroidery 2
Family History (advanced) Family History (Beginners)
Family History (Improvers) Family History (Intermediate)
Family History Online Research Film Group
Fit and Fun French Conversation 3
French Conversation Group 1 French Conversation Group 2
Garden Visits Gardening Group 1
Gardening Group 2 Gardening Group 3
German Conversation Grumpy Old Gits
History - Tudors and Stuarts History 1
History 1850-2000 Italian for Tourists
Jazz Appreciation Literature(classics)
Local History 1 Local History 2
London Explorers 1 London Explorers 2
Mah Jong Meditation
Opera and Ballet Patchwork & Quilting 1
Patchwork & Quilting 2 Petanque
Photography Pins and Needles
Play Reading Poetry
Poetry for Pleasure Pub Lunches Group 1
Pub Lunches Group 2 Pub Lunches Group 3
Pub Lunches Group 4 Pub Lunches Group 5
Pub Lunches Group 6 Rail Interest
Science and Technology Scrabble and Board Games
Shakespeare Singing for Fun
Spanish Table Tennis
Walking (2 miles) Walking (4-6miles)
Wine Appreciation Woodwork
World Cultures & Beliefs World of Wine
World Religions