Cowfold Village History Society
2014 ProgrammeAll talks will be at the Village Hall, Cowfold.
Date: Friday 21 FebruaryJeremy Knight- “World War One - Global conflict made local” @at 7.45pm for 8.00pm
Date: Friday 9 MayChris Hare- “Smuggling Days in Old Sussex” @ 7.45pm for 8.00pm
This meeting is preceded by the AGM @ 7.15pm for 7.30pm
Date: Friday 11 JulyGeoffrey Mead- “Sussex Industrial History- a different perspective” @ 7.45pm for 8.00pm
COWFOLD REMEMBERS4th AUGUST 1914 – “The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime” Sir Edward Grey – Foreign Secretary – Britain officially entered the First World War.
4th AUGUST 2014 – Cowfold remembers – please join us in remembering this moment in history.
BLACK RIBBONS – join us at the Pavilion on the playing fields at 6.30p.m. and help tie black bows around trees and lamp-posts in Cowfold to commemorate with sorrow the start of the First World War. We will supply the ribbons and directions. If you wish to tie a black bow in your own front garden we will be delighted to supply the ribbon. After a week the ribbons will be removed.
LAMPS OUT – St Peter’s Church bells will ring half-muffled for 30 minutes from 9.30-10.00 pm. Half muffled is very soft and melancholy. A service will commence in St Peter’s Church Cowfold at 10.00 pm, everyone will be given a candle as they enter. During the course of the service the candles will be extinguished and the service will end at the War Memorial at 11.00 p.m. when the final candle will be extinguished. This is the time Sir Edward Grey made his speech advising the country that we were now at war. This service is open to everybody and will include poems, readings, prayers and hymns.
If you cannot join us in church please consider turning your lights out and leaving just a single light or candle alight between 10.00 and 11.00 p.m. This is a national initiative, over 1 million lives were lost in the First World War and the hope is to have over 1 million candles lit.
Issued by “Cowfold Remembers” – a group of village organisations formed to co-ordinate, liaise and mark the Great War
Date: Friday 24 OctoberCowfold in 1914 - a look at the life of the village 100 years ago before the outbreak of the First World War @ 7.45pm for 8.00pm
Member only events 2014
Saturday 17 May @ 10 amA guided tour of St Giles’ Church, Shermanbury. St Giles’ is one of the oldest and most interesting churches in West Sussex and is referred to in the Domesday Book
Saturday date to be agreed in JuneAnother opportunity to tour St Hugh’s Charterhouse monastery
Friday 25 July @ 7pmPrivate tour of St Mary’s Bramber