At the Friends' Meeting House,
Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF
(Telephone: 01273 770258, Warden: Terry Byrne).
Tuesday afternoon talks for anyone, of any age. Time: 2:30 – 3:30.
Admission £2.50 No need to book – just turn up.
There is an induction loop for the hard of hearing.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be on sale in the adjoining cafe room after the talk (£1).
PROGRAMME – AUTUMN AND WINTER SEASON 2023
September 19th: ‘The Sussex Far East: Rye Bay explored’ - an illustrated talk by
Dr Geoffrey Mead.
Discover a very beautiful part of Sussex
October 3rd: “The vessel now arriving . . .” - A short history of sea travel to and
From Brighton - an illustrated talk by Alan Cooke.
Brighton and the sea through the centuries.
October 10th: ‘The Development of Regency Brighton 1815 to 1830’
- an illustrated talk by Dr Sue Berry
A resort town transformed.
October 17th: ‘Franz Muller: The First British Railway Murderer?’
- an illustrated talk by James Gardner.
Murder on the North London Railway in 1864.
October 24th: ‘Sussex Lives’ - a talk by Brian Freeland.
A personalised look at life in the county around the time of
John Freeland and Rudyard Kipling.
October 31st: ‘Switzerland in Miniature’ - an illustrated talk by Trevor Povey.
Take a look at the Swiss Gardens in New Shoreham, the grandest
pleasure garden of the 19th century.
November 7th: ‘Local Women’s and Girl’s Work in the 19th & 20th Centuries’
- A talk by Brighton & Hove Women’s History Group.
Find out more about the working lives of Victorian and Edwardian women in our city.
November 14th: ‘Unwrapping the plastic from our lives’
- a talk by Jackie Marsh-Hobbs.
Looking at our use of plastics and what we can do.
November 21st: ‘Happy Birthday Max Miller – There’ll Never be Another’
- a talk by John Henty
A celebration on what would have been Max’s 129th birthday.
November 28th: ‘Take Cover! – Brighton in Henry VIII’s wars’
- an illustrated talk by Martin Jones.
Brighton on the front line.
December 5th: ‘A Sussex Christmas’ - an illustrated talk by Chris Horlock.
How Sussex people celebrated Christmas in the past. There is a
Christmas tale or two, including a mysterious incident during
the great snowstorm of 1881.
December 12th: Music for Christmas with the Twagger Band.
Traditional music to celebrate the coming festivities.
If you would like to put forward yourself as a potential speaker, or know someone you would recommend, please let Terry know on 01273 770258, via email@example.com, or via the 'Contact' page on this website.
And please recommend our programme of talks to your friends - it takes time for 'word of mouth' to get round to all those who used to come along!
Organiser - Brighton Quakers