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.

Click the RSVP button to obtain details and reserve places at the meetings, this helps uys ensure we have enough seats available.

If you are not already a WBSG member, you will be welcome as a guest. The fee for guests is £5 which includes refreshments on arrival and at lunchtime, but you will need to bring your own packed lunch. 

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.

20th October 2019    

11:00 Jim Murray - Langley Priory, the oldest parts of which date back to 1121.

1:00 Mark Dobson - Using drones to take aerial pictures of archaeological sites in East and West Sussex

1:40 Peter Varlow - Highlights of the VAG Study Week in East Cornwall.


19th January 2020 

11:00 Judie English - Public and private space - the ways we've used our homes to express social norms in the past and now 

1:00 Caroline Adams - House History using Arundel Castle Archives


16th February 2020 

11:00 Tony Singleton - The Marden Project

1:00 Samantha Stone - Heritage England


15th March 2020 

11:00 Wealden Buildings Study Group AGM (Only open to Members of the Group) followed by talks open to the Public;

12:30 Summer Visit Reports - This 'talk' will provide a summary of the buildings visited in 2019, this is a chance for the Group to discuss some of the features seen and their interpretation as well as an opportunity to 'see' those buildings you didn't manage to visit yourselves.

1:15 Martin Higgins - The Wealden Houses of Surrey


The Winter Talks are free for members, the optional refreshments are £2.

The Winter Talks are also open to the Public, at a cost of £5 which includes coffee, tea and biscuits. Please bring a packed lunch.