Maresfield Historical Society

The purpose of Maresfield Historical Society is to promote and explore the heritage of the village and surrounding areas with regular talks, displays, guided walks, research projects, liaison with the local school and maintenance of an archive of local material.

We meet about nine times a year, usually on a Tuesday in Maresfield Village Hall, and our events are open to both members and non-members of the Society. We are a small and enthusiastic group and have enjoyed talks on a range of topics including;

  • Smuggling on the South Coast;

  • Trug Making in Sussex;

  • The Special Operations Executive - Churchill's Secret Army;

  • Pioneering plastic surgeon, Archibald McIndoe;

  • The History of Christmas.

The next MHS meeting will be on 26th October at 20.00 in the Village Hall. The subject of the talk will be 'Shopping through the Ages in England' and will be given by Gilly Halcrow.


​​All talks start at 8pm in Maresfield Village Hall and last approximately 1 hour, followed by tea and biscuits.

Annual membership of the Society costs £10 per family and £7 per individual.

Non-members, who are always very welcome, pay £2 per visit.


Chairman, Ceri Jenkins -

Secretary, Carol Jeffree -

Treasurer, Jenny Eadon -

2018 Programme

2019 Programme

2020/21 Programmes - victims of covid-19