Talks and Events 2023

Talks at the Old School for 2023

We provide a programme of monthly talks at the Old School.

(Please note all talks will be held at the Old School, School Lane, Storrington. Starting promptly at 7.30 pm unless otherwise indicated. No pre booking required, pay at the door, everyone welcome.

Entrance £6 for members, £8 for Non Members

Teas and coffees will be available after each event.

If you would like to sponsor any of our events or talks please contact the museum on 01903 740188 or contact@storringtonmuseum.com

Friday 3rd February at 2.30pm

Chichester by James Dickinson

You’ve been to Chichester many times but have you had time to find out about the history, the famous people who lived there and the buildings? This is a tour of Chichester with information about the City, its history from Roman times, its Georgian architecture and the wonderful Cathedral.

James Dickinson is an amateur historian and his talks are fully illustrated with photographs and other pictures. His talks are full of colourful, entertaining and humorous material. History can and should be fun. 

Come and find out about Chichester and its past.

Friday 3rd March at 2.30pm

Weather Lore by Ian Currie

How reliable are weather sayings such as ‘cows lying down mean rain imminent’ or ‘red sky at night, shepherds’ delight’. A guide to country weather forecasting.

Ian Currie is a full-time weatherman, broadcaster, author, columnist, speaker and editor of Weather eye magazine. He is a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society. Listen to him on BBC Radio Surrey and Sussex giving forecasts to gardeners and growers. Ian correctly forecast the October 1987 storm.

Tuesday 4th April at 7.30pm

Heads to Tails by Derrick Hughes

Tuesday 2nd May at 7.30pm

1066 by Steven Bird

Tuesday 6th June at 7.30pm

Sextant to Sat Nav – Part 2 by Peter Griffiths

Tuesday 4th July at 7.30pm

It will all be over by Christmas by Trevor Povey

Tuesday 1st August at 7.30pm

Newhaven Fort by Ian Everest

Tuesday 5th September at 7.30pm

History of Britain through Pub Signs by Doug Eaton

Friday 6th October at 2.30pm

Sentinels against the Storm by Simon Quail

Friday 3rd November at 2.30pm

History of the Victoria & George Cross by Tony Gledhill

Friday 1st December at 2.30pm

Shackleton – Man & Myths by Michael Smith

EVENTS

Tuesday 7th March at 7pm

Storrington and District Museum Annual General Meeting

Saturday 25th March – Quiz Night at 7.00pm

At the Storrington and Sullington Parish Council Offices, Thakeham Road, RH20 3PP Book you place by calling 01903 746569 (tables of 6)

£10 per person with light supper provided, cash bar available

Taylor Maid in Concert 14 April (Doors open at 06:30 – Band starts at 7pm) Ticket Only Event (£13 pp)

At the Storrington and Sullington Parish Council Offices, Thakeham Road, RH20 3PP

Book your tickets by calling /visiting the Museum or emailing storringtonmuseum@hotmail.com

Family History Day – June TBC

Come and join us for a Family History day in May (dates TBC) where experts will be available to help you find your long lost ancestors

September – A walk through Storrington’s history – Part 2 TBC

Saturday 28th October – Quiz Night at 7.00pm

At the Storrington and Sullington Parish Council Offices, Thakeham Road, RH20 3PP Book you place by calling 01903 746569 (tables of 6)

£10 per person with light supper provided, cash bar available

Exhibition weekend of the 18 – 19 November – Art Exhibition at the The Old School, School Lane

Art Display from 2021

Local artists will display their work and purchases can be made from these displays.