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.
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.
Apologies for the disappearance of the old website. Our old website had a change of management and was in any case looking old-fashioned. The current website is under construction, and new ideas are very welcome. If you have anything you wish to add, please let us know.
Trip to Uppark
In the days before Covid we organised a trip to Uppark. This was due to take place in the Spring of 2020, but had to be cancelled. Members will decide at the next meeting (4th October) whether to reschedule to the trip to Uppark.