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Jane Austen’s House Museum and Hinton Ampner  

To Chawton to visit Jane’s home and to the manor house at Hinton Ampner

Afternoon Tea at the Ardington Hotel

Christmas Lunch 2018

Flower Bed

Promoting Sunny Worthing

The Association is one of the voluntary bodies helping to promote Worthing by maintaining flower beds on the seafront.

To a range of properties in the West Country in September 2018


The Story of the Crystal Palace

Originally designed for the Great exhibition of 1851, it was later transported to Sydenham and rebuilt and enlarged.  This was Joseph Paxton’s masterpiece and was the largest iron and glass building ever constructed.

This is its story, as told by well-known local historian Ian Gledhill.

Kew Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is one of the world’s most famous gardens covering 130 hectares of landscapes and gardens.

Life Below Stairs

As a counterpoint to the history of Petworth House and its owners, the talk will explain what the life of the many servants was like, especially at its peak in the 19th century.  The speaker is Pat Best, past Chairman of the Association, and long-term volunteer at Petworth

Standen House and Gardens

Standen House was built by James and Margaret Beale as a family home in 1891 and designed by Philip Webb.  It is of Arts and Crafts design with William Morris & Co. Interiors.   Read the fascinating tale linking to William Morris and Philip Webb

Steam Train from Tenterden to Bodiam Castle

A combination of heritage railway and ancient castle

Air Ambulance Trust for Sussex, Surrey and Kent

The Trust provides a helicopter emergency medical service responding to patients who have suffered trauma or serious medical emergencies.  They operate 24 hours a day, ensuring they can be there for the most critically ill and injured people in the region.