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Maresfield Historical Society

The purpose of the Maresfield Historical Society is to promote and explore the heritage of the village and surrounding area 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. Our current programme for 2023/24 is as follows:

                                                2023/24 Programme



26th September              The Ashdown Forest by Martin Berry

24th October                   The History of Bonners and the development of beekeeping in the                                         centre of historic Maresfield' by Toni and Tony Birkbeck

21st November                ENSA (Entertainments National Service Assoc.) by Delia Taylor

December                       Christmas Drinks in The Chequers  (dtbc )


20th February                   ’Sussex Witches’          by Chris Horlock

19th March                       ‘War Graves’                by Ian Everest

23rd April                         ‘Knowl House’              by Gilly Halcrow


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

Annual membership of the Society costs £15 per family and £10 per individual.

Non-members, who are always very welcome, pay £3 per visit.


Chairman, Ceri Jenkins -

Secretary, Carol Jeffree -

Treasurer, Jenny Eadon -

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