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 4/5 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

2018 Committee Members

Chairman Toni Whewell
Treasurer Peter Brooke
Secretary Leycester Whewell
Newsletter Editor Chis Pellett
Programme and Events Toni Whewell
Archivist Jane Seabrook
Wildlife Reporter Fred Carter
Kate Richardson
Website Editor Leycester Whewell

How to Join

Please contact Peter Brooke on 01825 841218 or if you would like to join the Society. Annual membership as of 1:1:2018 is £12 per person (£20.00 joint) and the programme for the year will be sent to you as a receipt of your subscription.

2018 Meeting Dates

Follow the links for a write-up of the event

Fri 9th February

Nocturnal world of Sussex

Michael Blencowe

Fri 9th March

Musical instruments of the medieval period

Dorothy & Michael Withers

Fri 13th April

Argo Hill Windmill

Richard Howes

Fri 11th May

Story of Rathfinny Wine Estate

Richard James

Fri 8th June


Details in newsletter


Outing: Argos Hill Windmill

Details in newsletter

Fri 14th September

Alstroemeria & UK cut flowers

Ben Cross

Fri 12th October

Honey Bees

Oliver St.John

Fri 30th November

A Social Evening

Details in newsletter