November 2017


LATEST ON THE TIMELINE : From Bridge Farm to Westham, the untold story of Pevensey School


The second of the gateway Pevensey Timeline Association talks by lead tutor with the project, Dr. Geoffrey Mead is to take place on Wednesday 15 October, at St. Nicolas Church at 3:00pm.

The first talk to a full house saw timeline associates and people from the three villages of Westham, Pevensey and Pevensey Bay hear him electrify the audience by asking the question, What do we mean by Pevensey?

Over the course of an hour talk with a follow up question and answer session, he considered the scope of geographical and historical questions related to the research of the community, offering people the opportunity to learn about the kinds of tools and research methods necessary to begin the task of looking into the rich history of the village.

In this second gateway talk, ‘Sussex on the Rocks, the View from the Bridge’, he will address questions about the landscape of the locality and how it has evolved. What the modern day landscape masks, he will begin by explaining, is its geological ‘basement’.

The third in the series of insights into work with local history themes for students and parishioners to pick up and discover for themselves will be on Wednesday 12 November 2014. Muck and Money, Sussex Agricultural Landscapes, will look into Pevensey’s agricultural heritage and the fourth Castle & Cottages: social landscapes in Pevensey and Sussex is scheduled to follow. Details and the date and time available soon.

We would like to thank Dr Geoffrey Mead for his work as leader of the Pevensey Timeline project and the way in which his work with local villagers is inspiring them to begin their own journeys along the 2,000 timeline that tells the story of Pevensey and its rich history.

Please note that these events, whilst free to association members, their friends and any residents in the three villagers, because of their popularity, are ticket only. As with the first talk, anyone living in the locality can email the timeline at info@pevenseytimeline.co.uk to secure a ticket number and their pew.

Donations to St. Nicolas Church Restoration fund at the end of each talk are welcomed.