St Mary and St Gabriel
Sharing the love of God
The Next Talk - February
The February talk will be held in the Harting Community Hall at 7.30 pm on Thursday 6 February when Ruth Barnett will talk on “A Refugee in Harting – Memories of a Kindertransport Child”. Ruth and her brother, Martin, were among the 10,000 children brought to England to escape the Nazi Reich in 1939. After two family placements, a hostel and a boarding school, they came to the Hoskings at East Harting Farm - a very important part of Ruth's life that she will reminisce about. Ruth was a secondary school teacher and later a psychotherapist. She has been talking in school Holocaust education, conferences and workshops for over 20 years, challenging people to think about the atrocities that happen when good people do nothing"
‘When I was 14, my mother appeared out of nowhere’
On Thursday 5 March Janet Pennington will talk on “Sussex Inns and their Architecture”
An illustrated history of our pubs.This
talk is about Sussex inns all over the county, looking at their architectural
features and giving an understanding of what to look for in our towns, where
many inns have now become private houses or, indeed, have been demolished.
There are many clues to search for, and fortunately some inns are still trading
and much of their past history can be discovered from the buildings that
remain. Janet Pennington is an independent historian with a PhD in early-modern
Sussex inn and tavern history which means, she admits, “that she has been
in more pubs than most people”.