Kent & East Sussex Branch

Thames & Medway Canal


Thursday 16th November 2017: 7.00 for 7.30pm:
The Upper Room, Perrymount Methodist Church, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath.
RH16 3DM (near the railway station and 200 yards from Clair Hall): Map of venue available here.
‘The Ouse – Source to Sea’: Geoffrey Mead: Pictorial journey looking at how geology shapes the physical and human landscape and rural and urban economy: Dr Mead, a tutor at the University of Sussex, is a popular and well-known figure in adult education history teaching circles in Sussex and his talks and walks are renowned. His work with the Centre for Community Engagement at the University of Sussex has featured in the national press, with, for example, his academic tours of Brighton’s murky past giving a boost to the new film version of Graham Greene’s classic novel, Brighton Rock. His doctoral research is in the development of interwar suburbia and the associated issues of landscape change and housing issues. He currently lectures and teaches in the areas of Sussex coastal landscapes, Sussex agricultural history and Sussex industrial history.
Joint SORT and IWAKES meeting.

Thursday 14th December 2017: 7.30 for 8.00pm:
Gravesend Sailing Club, East Promenade, Gravesend. DA12 2BS: Map of venue available here.
Get together with Thames & Medway Canal Association.
‘Kennet & Avon – Before and after restoration’: Roy Sutton

Thursday 25th January 2018: 7.30 for 8.00pm:
Strood Yacht Club, Knight Road, Strood, Kent. ME2 2AH: Map of venue available here.
‘Sailing Barges in their Heyday’: Michael Farnham:
Sailing barges and barge yards on the Medway and Thames estuaries.

Wednesday 21st February 2018: 7.30 for 8.00pm:
St Nicholas Church Hall (Small Hall), Poplar Grove, Maidstone. ME16 0DE: Map of venue available here.
‘Branch Annual General Meeting’ followed by quiz

Thursday 22nd March 2018: 7.30 for 8.00pm:
Christ Church United Reformed Church, High Street, Tonbridge, Kent. TN9 1SG: Venue details here
‘Tidal Narrowboating’: Nick Grundy

Tea and coffee are available at all IWAKES evening meetings.

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