HAILSHAM PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY SOCIAL EVENTS SUMMER 2019
Sunday 2 June at 2pm
SECRET HASTINGS Jan’s Walk and Talk around Hastings Old Town Jan will show us some unusual places with a story to tell of Hastings past.
Meet at the Victorian bus shelter between the Eat cafe and the Jerwood Gallery on the old town sea front. There’s a wishing well next to the shelter.
Leave time for parking. We will ride up the West Hill Lift onto the West Hill to get the best view of Hastings old town. The walk is leisurely and will take about 2 hours. There are plenty of cafes, fish and chips and pubs for refreshments after the tour. The choice is yours.
Jan Cunningham 07866 247189 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 13 June at 6pm
David’s Summer Evening Walk Berwick and Alciston. Meet David Mills on the green opposite The Cricketers Arms, Berwick, BN26 6SP. Our walk will take us along paths and tracks across the beautiful Sussex countryside to Alciston. We return to Berwick along the Old Coach Road with time to visit the church [if open] and the pub for refreshments. About 3 to 4 miles. Bring your cameras!
Saturday 15 June
HPS Opening Evening of our 2019 Print Exhibition at Charles Hunt Centre, Hailsham at 6.30 pm A reminder that the exhibition is on until Saturday 22 June. NOT TO BE MISSED !
Tuesday 2 July
Social evening at Eric Lavender’s Beach Hut at Bexhill. Eric and Una extend a warm welcome to all members and partners to join them for a social gathering, including lots of opportunities for photography. It will be low tide so come and enjoy the evening light on the cliffs, rock pools and sand patterns etc. Meet at 6 pm. Further details re location in June. Meanwhile put the date in your diary.
Sunday 14 July
Coach trip to Tilbury Fort, south-east Essex. We travel with Lynns Coaches to this ancient site run by English Heritage. It occupies a strong defensive position on the Thames estuary, backed by open marshland. It is one of the finest surviving 17th-century forts in England. The earliest fort on this site was built by Henry V111. Look on line to see what this visit offers - history and lots of opportunities for photography. It really is a fascinating place. You will need strong shoes as some parts of the site are rough, plus appropriate clothing if the weather is poor. We did a pre-visit and the weather was beautiful but it is an exposed site. There is a shop offering hot and cold drinks, ice creams and small snacks such as biscuits so it is suggested you bring a picnic lunch. A pub “The
Worlds End’ is very close to the fort and is described as ‘offering a tempting menu of freshly prepared bar snacks and lunches’. This could be very useful
if it rains! However, if you want a Sunday roast ‘from £6.99 this needs to be ordered in advance. Difficult to assess the quality on a brief visit but I
suggest you book your own meals at least 10 days in advance of the visit. Tel:01375 840827 or you may wish to visit just for a drink. Cost: coach £16.00 pp.
Entry to fort is free to English Heritage members. Adult £6.50, Concession £5.90, Child 5-17 £3.90. We can reduce the entry fee by a group booking which is why I need to know asap who is interested and also whether an EH member.
Programme for the day
Pick ups: Langney foot bridge 8.00 am, Willingdon Triangle 8.15 am, Hailsham [ bus stop Tesco ] 8.30 am. There will be a comfort stop on the way.
Audio guides are available but we have also arranged for one of the guides to give us a short talk around 12 to 12. 30. Return to Hailsham around 6 pm.
Sunday 11 August at 2pm
WALK and TALK AROUND BRIGHTLING with TEA provided afterwards. Organised by Jan and Ian Cunningham. The Cunningham friend Geoff Frizzel who is resident in Brightling will take us on a guided tour around Brightling Park. The walk is leisurely and will be very interesting. Afterwards we are all invited back for tea with Geoff in his cottage which has views to die for! Meet at 2 pm at Twelve Oaks, Brightling,TN32 5HS and park in the road outside the house.
Jan 07866 247189 email@example.com
Thursday 22 August at 7pm
Forum and Social at Jan's house. Bring along your photos that you have taken this year and not shown anywhere. No need to mount them as this is not a competition. You can show your pics and tell us about them and , as long as you don’t mind we pass them around the group. It’s all very informal. Drinks and refreshments provided. 1 Westdown Cottages, Downash, Hailsham, BN27 2RT. Jan Cunningham. 07866 247189 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 5 September
Welcome the new season with a social drink prior to a talk by street photographer Dave Mason which will start promptly at 7.30 pm.
Sunday 29 September
Coach Trip to Eltham Palace, southeast London. More details later but it would be helpful to have an idea of numbers.
It is hoped to arrange at least two practical sessions of photography in July and August for small groups, which will be led by experienced HPS members. Details to follow in June.
Any queries please contact Pam Maclay (Social Secretary)