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More details - ‘Happy Harold’ (Hastings’ trolley bus) rides
Heritage Open Day: Ride on Hastings’ vintage trolleybus ‘Happy Harold’ along the roads of Hastings’ West Hill. Hastings’ trolleybus, affectionately known as ‘Happy Harold’, is 91 years old and having undergone major surgery in recent years is now fully roadworthy.
(Bus stop near) 1 Priory Road, Hastings

More details - Building the Denman Legacy
Heritage Open Day: See examples of John Leopold Denman’s architectural drawings The Denman family, humble Sussex builders in the early-to-mid-19th century, rose to become one of the most influential of local architectural clans during the 20th century.
The Regency Town House, 13 Brunswick Square, Hove, Brighton & Hove

More details - Choo Choo! The 150th Anniversary of the Kemp Town Branch Line
Heritage Open Day: The Kemp Town branch line opened on the 2nd August 1869 so we are going to celebrate its 150th anniversary There will be music, projections, mural unveiling and performances to celebrate the anniversary
2 Hartington Road, Brighton & Hove

More details - Emmanuel Church, Open Day
Heritage Open Day: Open Day to view this Victorian Church with its interesting architecture and social history. Emmanuel Church was constructed in 1873/4 and built in the early English style with 85ft, square, embattled tower.
Emmanuel Church, Vicarage Road, Hastings

More details - West Hill (Hastings) local heritage exhibition
Heritage Open Day: Extensive exhibition at the West Hill District Community Centre of the local heritage of the West Hill area of Hastings. The West Hill of Hastings is rich in heritage and social history.
West Hill District Community Centre, Croft Road, Hastings
Today and Sun 22 Sep

More details - Pevensey Court House Talk
Heritage Open Day: Explore the Old Court Room including the dock as it was used in 1886! Historice Talk - On the death of William I, a tussle for power began between his son William Rufus (William II) and the Conquerers two half Brothers Odo of Bayeux and Robert de Mortain, both of whom wanted Williams eldest son made...
Pevensey Court House, High Street, Westham, Pevensey
Today and Sun 22 Sep

More details - Regency Square and the Invention of Leisure
Heritage Open Day: Join Duncan Cameron for a ninety minute guided walk showing how the area has developed in response to leisure needs. Regency Square and its surrounding streets developed as places to have fun in.
MEET: North end of Regency Square, beside the Heritage Board, Regency Square, Brighton & Hove

More details - Alfriston Clergy House - Heritage open days
Visit the Clergy House for free as part of the national Heritage open days festival. Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations and more than 46,000 volunteers across the country to celebrate our rich and diverse heritage.
Alfriston Clergy House, The Tye, Alfriston, Polegate

More details - Bateman's - 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' exhibition
Get up close to the art work from Judith Kerr’s much-loved children’s book, ’The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ at Bateman’s.
Bateman’s, Bateman’s Lane, Burwash,
Today to Sun 3 Nov

More details - Girls Will Be Boys/ Boys Will Be Girls Ken Russell and Alan Vines
1950s subculture inspiration for the top fashion designers of today. Exhibition of Ken Russell’s Teddy Girls Series and unseen images by Alan Vines of the oldest established all-male revue company that emerged from the British Army in WWII.
Lucy Bell Gallery 46 Norman Road St Leonards on Sea East Sussex
Today, Tue 24 Sep to Sat 28 Sep, Tue 1 Oct to Sat 5 Oct, Tue 8 Oct to Sat 12 Oct, Tue 15 Oct to Sat 19 Oct, Tue 22 Oct to Sat 26 Oct, Tue 29 Oct to Sat 2 Nov, Tue 5 Nov to Sat 9 Nov

More details - Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters - The Big Beachclean with MCS at Birling Gap
Join us to help clean the beach and survey the rubbish we pick up to help look after the marine conservation zone at Birling Gap. Discover interesting finds on our big beachcombing litter pick for the year.
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, East Dean, East Sussex, Eastbourne

More details - Preston Park History Tour
Heritage Open Day: Ever wondered about the history of Preston Park - the biggest and first municipal park in the city? This Illustrated History of Preston Park Walk will take you on a journey from Roman times to the present day. What was the ancient significance of this plot?
Florianas Rotunda Cafe, Preston Park, Preston Road, Brighton & Hove

More details - The Secret Garden, Hove
Heritage Open Day: Our Secret Garden is a secret no more! In 2018 we won the Best in Britain Community Garden “Outstanding” award.
Behind St Leonard’s Church, New Church Road, Brighton & Hove

More details - Alfriston Clergy House
Heritage Open Day: Discover the story of the first house saved by the National Trust back in 1896 and explore our beautiful cottage garden in the setting of the Cuckmere valley. Alfriston Clergy House was the first building saved by the National Trust in 1896, a year after the NT was formed.
Alfriston Clergy House, The Tye, Alfriston, Polegate

More details - The Greek Orthodox Church of St Mary Magdalene
Heritage Open Day: Our information leaflet and Church History Booklet together with our Social and Building History display will offer in-depth information into the history of the Church and its social connections with the towns of Hastings and St Leonards.
Church Road, St Leonards on Sea, Hastings
Today and Sun 22 Sep

More details - The Secret Garden in Kemp Town
Heritage Open Day: The Secret Garden is unique in Brighton & Hove, the only garden of its type in the city, and the only place where major outdoor works of sculpture can be shown in a secure setting.
The Secret Garden, Corner of Bristol Gardens/ Bristol Place, Bristol Place, Brighton & Hove
Today, Sun 22 Sep

More details - The Italian Gardens - Holywell's hidden gem
Heritage Open Day: An exhibition telling the story of these once prized gardens which had fallen on hard times and the work of a local community group resulting in their renovation. The garden was created in 1922. There will be 1920s music playing and people dressed in 1920’s costumes.
Italian Gardens, 53 King Edward’s Parade, Eastbourne
Today, Sun 22 Sep

More details - The West Pier - Celebrating the Past and Planning the Future
Heritage Open Day: East of BAi360 is the West Pier Piazza which celebrates the West Pier and its history. Opened in 2017, the site features a ‘Golden Spiral’ made up of recovered West Pier columns. Come and find out about the West Pier, the exciting kiosk restoration project and see our latest exhibition.
West Pier Centre, 103-105 Kings Road Arches, Brighton & Hove
Today, Sun 22 Sep

More details - Hastings Area Archaeological Research Group
Heritage Open Day: A static display of the history and of Dicken’s Cottage in Hastings Old Town including details of HAARG’s archaeological investigation work during its renovation.
Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street, Hastings
Today and Sun 22 Sep

More details - St Bartholomew's Church
Heritage Open Day: St Bartholomew, Brighton, one of the great churches of the 19th century - the cathedral of what used to be called the ’London-Brighton and South Coast Religion’ with its incense, ritual, embroidered vestments and lights.
Ann Street, Brighton & Hove
Today, Sun 22 Sep

More details - Pevensey History Walk
Heritage Open Day: Come and learn more about Pevensey’s rich history. Peter Harrison (Hon Curator) talks about Invaders, Sieges, Saxons, Romans, Normans. Crusaders to Smugglers. The smallest Court House in the country. Roman Walls, Norman Castle and a 13th Century Church.
Pevensey Court House, High Street, Westham, Pevensey
Today, Sun 22 Sep

More details - Pruden and Smith Goldsmiths Workshop Tour
Heritage Open Day: As third generation Goldsmiths, this special workshop tour beginning in the gallery, gives a unique insight into how this craft has developed over hundreds of years and especially the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement.
Pruden & Smith, The Crossways, 2 South Street, Ditchling, Hassocks
Today and Sun 22 Sep

More details - St Paul's Church - Open Door
Heritage Open Day: St Paul’s is one of the most impressive churches in Brighton and its construction in 1846-48 signified the final victory of the gothic style. The church was originally intended to serve the poorer population of the western part of the old town.
West Street, Brighton & Hove
Today, Sun 22 Sep

More details - Guided Walk of the Stade and Fishing Quarter
Heritage Open Day: Join our knowledgeable guides for a potted history of the Stade (Anglo Saxon for Landing Place) area of the Hastings Old Town Fishing Quarter. Follow the trail from the 9th century to present day fishing.
The Fishermans Museum, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings
Today and Sun 22 Sep

More details - Martin Carthy - Rye Arts Festival
For more than 50 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.
Rye Community Centre, Conduit Hill, Rye

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