Meetings and workshops

Programme of autumn-winter-spring indoor meetings

Our autumn-winter-spring meetings offers lectures and discussions on vernacular building recording topics. All are designed to be both entertaining and educational.

If you are not already a WBSG member, you will be welcome as a guest. The fee for guests is £5.

Unless stated otherwise, meetings are at Wivelsfield Church Hall, Church Lane, RH17 7RD. Church Lane is on the left off the A2112, north of the Baldocks Renault garage roundabout. The car park is on the left next to the church, and the hall is further up on the right.

We have currently suspended our physical Winter Meetings, but are aiming to resume them as early as possible in 2021. In the meantime we are arranging online talks via Zoom. If you want to register for one of these talks, please use the 'Contact' tab at the top. The Zoom invite will be sent to registered attendees a few days prior to the talk.

7pm Monday 18th January 2021

Dr Martin Bridge -  'Recent developments associated with dendrochronology' which will look at new methodologies to assist dendrochronology where traditional methods fail, and also at attempts to date elm.

Dr Martin Bridge is a part-time lecturer at UCL's Institute of Archaeology, and a partner in the Oxford Dendrochronology Laboratory. He combines practical research, mostly dating buildings, with academic work, particularly in dendroprovenancing, publishing widely. He is the current chair of the Essex Historic Buildings Group.


7pm on Monday 15th February 2021

Dr Andrea Kirkham - Domestic Wall Paintings in England, c.1550-c.1660

Dr Andrea Kirkham is a professional wall paintings conservator with 35 years’ experience working on a wide range of painted decoration. She completed a doctoral thesis on domestic wall paintings in Suffolk at the University of East Anglia in 2010. 


There is no cost for WBSG members attending these talks.

The Winter Talks are also open to the Public, at a cost of £5