Programme 2023

Fairlight History Group

2023 Calendar

(All meetings to be held in Fairlight Village Hall unless stated otherwise)

18th January 2.30pm             Bound for Botany Bay: Transportation of Convicts to Australia                                                      – the Fairlight and Guestling Connections

                                                    by Haydon Luke

 15th February 2.30pm          Annual General Meeting – to be followed by news on our                                                               website and new Fairlight research

 15th March 2.30pm               Culloden, Fairlight and the Creation of the Ordnance Survey

                                                    by Alastair Mitchell

 19th April 2.30pm                  A History of Pett Level

                                                   by Keith Swallow

 17th May 2.30pm                  The Bodiam Story

                                                   by Steve Green

 21st June 11.00am                Dymchurch’s Martello Tower and related history –

                                                   a visit by FHG. (Places limited. Details to follow)

 19th July 2.30pm                   Fairlight and Fairlight Cove – an early history

                                                   by Paul Draper

 19th August 10.00-4.00pm An Exhibition celebrating ‘100 years of Fairlight Cove’. a walk-      Saturday                               in with tea, coffee and cake. A joint event with Fairlight                                                                  Residents’ Association.

 20th September 2.30pm     Fairlight Place – the story so far

                                                   by (Andrew Blackman), Haydon Luke and Paul Draper

27th September 2.30pm      Winchelsea Methodist Chapel and related history – a visit by       visit                                           FHG (Places limited. Details to follow)

 18th October 2.30pm           Fairlight’s Military history, including RAF Fairlight

                                                   by Stewart Angell

 15th November 2.30pm      The Commonwealth War Grave Commission

                                                   by Ian Everest

 20th December 2.30pm       A Christmas gathering with food and drinks

FHG 2023 annual membership is £10 per person.

Non-members are welcome to attend meetings but a fee of £3 is payable

For updates please check or,

or if you want to become a member please contact:-

Haydon Luke: (01424 814748)

Paul Draper:  (01424 814154)

Julie Marshall : (01424 813104) or

Pauline Collins: (07487 822729).