Crowborough

Local History 2

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We are now comfortable in our new home, Room 1 at the CCA Hall. This is not so claustrophobic, and not so hot, but sleep is not quite so easy.

Here are details of some our trips:- About 25 of us went to Sackville College at East Grinstead. We received great hospitality from the guides and the staff. Originally founded by Robert Sackville in 1609 as an Alms House, it still continues as such to this day.

Ian Beavis from Tunbridge Wells Museum gave us a talk on the History of Tunbridge Wells. Ian has a wealth of knowledge which he is happy to share. He always seems to have his own slant on history, and listening to him is a joy.

We had a talk on Shoreham Fort, by Gary Baines. This was part of the defensive chain that continued along the South Coast, to guard against attack by our garlic-eating friends across the Channel. They were dubbed "Palmerston's Follies", because they were never used. If history had turned out differently, they most certainly would not have been "Follies". The Shoreham Fort was part of a trio of defensive forts, Newhaven, Shoreham, and Littlehampton, which could have co-ordinated defensive cannon fire between them, and would have blown our friends out of the water! Oh good.

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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
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Gardening Group 2 Gardening Group 3
German Conversation Grumpy Old Gits
History - Tudors and Stuarts History 1
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Jazz Appreciation Listening to the Earth
Literature(classics) Local History 1
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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
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