The Society's affiliations are

  • associate member of the Sussex Wildlife Trust,
  • member of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England.

It aims to promote the preservation of

  • the amenities of the village and its surrounding area,
  • its heritage,
  • historic buildings and footpaths.

It also organises

  • expert speakers,
  • outings,
  • monthly guided walks,
  • seasonal newsletters.
Wall Plaque

Why not become a member of EHDPS?

If you have an interest in any or all of the following

  • local history, natural history
  • the environment, wildlife, farming

then we invite you to join the East Hoathly & District Preservation Society.

Your subscription will entitle you to

  1. attend half a dozen meetings a year to which we invite guest speakers (many of them acknowledged experts) to educate and entertain us
  2. receive 4 newsletters a year to include items of local and national interest
  3. take part in an annual field walk
  4. There is also

  5. an annual outing (extra charge) which has not yet been set for 2018. Details posted here when available or see the newsletter or listen to announcements at meetings
  6. an AGM and dinner (extra charge)

Recent Work

In the last few years we have:

1. refurbished a local roadside pond and hedgerows (a prize-winning effort)
2. undertaken a major project to map the Parish under a habitat classification survey
3. listed bird species sighted in the Parish

In 2006 we were awarded a grant from The Lottery Heritage Initiative for a project entitled: The History of East Hoathly and Surrounding Villages in the Sussex Low Weald.

Please see the Project page for further information.

East Hoathly House

2023/24 Committee Members

Chairman David Burrough
Treasurer Linda Butcher
Secretary Marion Beal
Newsletter Editor Chris Pellett
Events Secretary Marion Salmon
Community Liaison, Communications & Social Media Sec'y Sue Redshaw
Membership Secretary Jenny Pellett
Website Editor Leycester Whewell

How to Join

Please contact Jenny Pellett on 01825 872830 or email her at if you would like to join the Society. Annual membership as of 1:1:2023 is £12 per person (£20.00 joint) and the programme for the year will be sent to you as a receipt of your subscription.

2024 Provisional talks & visits

Follow any links for a write-up of the event


No Meeting

Fri 9th February

Life as a Cartoonist

Harry Venning

Fri 8th March

Talk then discussion re his work for Global Rewilding Alliance

Alister Scott

Fri 12th April

The importance of iron manufacturing in Sussex

Jeremy Hodgkinson

Fri 10th May

Poor Laws and the people of East Hoathly

Louise Falcini

TBA in June

Return of the Society Garden Tea Party for Walkers & members

Possibly include an AGM

TBA in July

Clergy House Alfriston

A visit with Maz Beal

TBA in August

Robertsbridge Aircraft Museum

Chris Pellett

Fri 13th September

The Story of Lewes Priory

Arthur Franklin & Tony Freeman

Fri 11th October

His return to regenerative farming experience

Tony Penrose.

Fri 22th November

Film Night ??



No Meeting

2024 Provisional Walks

Walks start at 2pm, usually after lunch in the appropriate pub

Sun 28th Jan

Laughton Maintenance Walk

Sun 25th February


Sun 24th March

Halland Maintenance Walk

Sun 28th April

Lewes Railway Lands

Sun 26th May

Chiddingly Maintenance Walk

Sun 22nd June ?

Pondtails Woods Albourne

Sun 28th July

Waldron Maintenance Walk

Sun 25th August


Peacock to the missing link

Sun 22th September

Lewes Priory

Sun 27th October


Sun 24th November

East Hoathly Maintenance Walk

Sun 15th December

Street Walk of Mayfield