The Pevensey and Westham Historical Society encourages an interest in local history. It holds meetings each month in Westham, where the main interest is a talk from a guest speaker.  Some of our  members actively pursue research into the history of Pevensey.

The Society has been in existence for over thirty years. Originally it had a very local focus: a specific reason for starting the Society was the building of the Pevensey Bypass, which would bring about a dramatic change in the community. The monthly meetings now range more widely, but usually have a Sussex theme. Recent talks have described the archaeology of Barcombe, old photographs of Eatbourne and the life of Eva Braun.


Our annual membership fee  will be increasing to £10 per person, and the monthrly entrance for members will be £1. Non-members will be welcome for an entrance fee of £5.


We have had enquiries recently about some Pevensey war-brides. One is about Daphne Field and her parents Henry and Ellen Field. The other concerns three girls from Lancashire who lived in Seaville Drive in the early 1940s. Any information will be gratefully received. There has also been a request for information about the Martello Estate in the 1930s.

Trip to Uppark

Members have been reimbursed following the cancellation of this trip.

Contact Information

Westham Village Hall
East Sussex
BN24 5HE