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Polegate Willingdon History Books
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8 Wannock House
2 Wannock Lane
Lower Willingdon
Eastbourne
BN20 9SA England
01323 485971
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INTRODUCTION

My name is Maureen Copping and for many years I had a market stall at the Old Loom Mill, Hailsham. Then after trading for a number of years I was asked to take my business elsewhere, so I now work from a webpage - www.maureenschoice.co.uk.

I started to sell local history books when an author friend of mine asked me to stock their books, and as I am researching and writing local history myself, I felt the time was right to change over to books. I have now self published a book on Polegate history and working on other titles. The books I now stock are either written by Sussex authors or are about the County of Sussex, including history, railways, geology etc. Not all the books that I sell are on this website, so please contact me for an up to date catalogue of products. I still sell Tea Tree and Aloe Vera Foot preparations. Please contact me for details and prices, books@maureenschoice.co.uk  

I also give illustrated talk lectures based on my own historical researches. Please contact me for details of current projects. Price lists are available; please contact me for a copy. I also source out of print books for a small fee. I now have a mail order service, postage and packing will be added to your order, please ask for a quotation as the new postage rates including size and weight can vary. Email books@maureenschoice.co.uk Home made greetings cards available, please ask for designs etc.

I am one of the founder members of POLEGATE AND WILLINGDON LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY, [started in 2003 with June Broady], its Archivist and committee member. Our meetings are held at St Johns Church Hall, High Street, Polegate, BN26, doors opening at 6.45pm. The meeting starts at 7pm and finishes at 9 pm. We have a break in between for a raffle, tea and chat, and a chance to visit the bookstall and view some of the books on this website. Most of our meetings are on the third Friday of the month, apart from a few that have been altered to the second Friday as the hall is unavailable. Visitors and researchers welcome.

POLEGATE AND WILLINGDON LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY MEETINGS FOR 2014
17 Jan 2014 - David Jones - The Bluebell Railway
14 Feb - Stone Cross Windmill
21 Mar - Helen Poole - The Gages of Firle 11 April - Patrick Coulcher - A Natural History around Eastbourne
16 May - Rex Swain - Old Rye
20 Jun - Geoffrey Mead - Seaside Holidays
18 Jul - Janet Pennington - Travel in the Past
15 Aug - Malcolm Pratt - New Winchelsea
19 Sep - Ian Everest - A Sussex Farm in the 1950s
17 Oct - AGM - Geoff Hutchinson - Mad Jack Fuiller
21 Nov - T & J. Burgess - Magic Lantern Show
12 Dec - to be advised - Society Dinner

Vice Chairman - Cindy Palmer - Telephone 01323 486208 - Email palmer.cin@mypostoffice.co.uk
Secretary - Margaret Worrall - 01323 484293
Meetings held monthly on a Friday evening at St Johns Church Hall, High Street, Polegate. from 7-9pm. doors open at 6.45 pm.

If you would like to assist with some history research please contact me. When leaving telephone massages on my answer phone, please SPEAK SLOWLY, AND CLEARLY when leaving TELEPHONE NUMBERS. If you do not get a reply within seven days, then please write to me at 8 Wannock House, 2 Wannock Lane, Lower Willingdon, Eastbourne, BN20 9SA, England.. Or email books@maureenschoice.co.uk

I would like to hear from anyone or their descendants, who lived in Polegate, Willingdon and Hailsham or have any old photos etc., also Meads village, Eastbourne. Also various other projects in the pipeline on Polegate, Willingdon, and some in other areas including Holmwood, Dorking, Surrey. If anyone wants any assistance in looking for relatives in my specialist area, please contact books@maureenschoice.co.uk or telephone Maureens Choice.

Information and pictures etc are wanted by the Trojan Owners Club, of any of the vehicles made at their factory, TROJAN CAR COMPANY, at Purley Way, Croydon, Surrey. Looking to hear from anyone who worked at this factory or their descendants, as they are writing the companies history. As well as vehicles this company also made various parts of other appliances. Also like to hear from anyone who has one of their vehicles. This company was started by Leslie Hounsfield who went to school in Brighton. Contact books@maureenschoice.co.uk or look at website www.trojanownersclub.co.uk

CHATTERBOX RECORDING CLUB was started off in the 1960s by a couple of radio hams, who swapped their radio receivers for open reel tape recorders. Since then this world wide club has grown to include modern technology like cassette recorders with built in microphones, and emails via a computer. Corresponding is on a one to one basis, not an open channel. This club is open to members of all ages and gender from anywhere in the world. For a yearly subscription, £10 for UK members and £20 sterling for overseas members. . Eight pounds sterling, per person, the club offers a directory of members, 4 copies a year of the printed magazine currently known as Chatterers World, which also features articles submitted by members and round robin section tapes on many different topics. 4 copies a year of the Sound Magazine which is made up from members own recordings. If you would like to join us in our armchair travel, or chat with us either by tape or email, please contact - Maureen D. Copping, Secretary, CHATTERBOX RECORDING CLUB, P.O. Box 2951, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 9WZ, England, or email books@maureenschoice.co.uk

I am not a native of Sussex, although I have lived in the county for the past 50 years. I am trying to trace some of my ancestors who had the names of Arney, Fox, Kell, Newson, Puddicombe, Reed, Reeves, Rule and Sheehan. Occupations include shipwrights and printers, ranging from Kent, London, Norfolk, Suffolk, Wiltshire and many other places. If any of these names are of interest to you please contact me. email books@maureenschoice.co.uk

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