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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Archaeology Art 1 & Art 2 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 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 Listening to the Earth
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
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More Group Pages
Archaeology Art 1 & Art 2
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 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 Listening to the Earth
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