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 2017. 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

2017 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 1:1:2017 is £12 per person (£20.00 joint) and the programme for the year will be sent to you as a receipt of your subscription.

2017 Meeting Dates

Follow the links for a write-up of the event

Fri 10th February

The Sussex War Years

Ian Everest

Fri 10th March

Attempting the Good Life in a Sussex Wood

Chris Yarrow

Fri 7th April

Air Ambulance

Spekaer TBD

Fri 12th May

Sussex Bat Hospital

Jenny Clark MBE

Fri 9th June


Details in newsletter

Sat 1st July

Outing: The Giants of Brede

Details in newsletter

Fri 8th September

Without Reserve

Janie Ramsey

Fri 13th October

The importance of Wildlife ponds in our environment

Pete the Pond

Fri 24th November

A Social Evening

Details in newsletter

2016 Meeting Dates

Follow the links for a write-up of the event

Fri 12th February

Search and rescue: volunteers and their dogs

June Felstead

Fri 11th March

Quirky Sussex

Kevin Gordon

Fri 8th April

Ditty Box Yarns

Cdr Roger Paine RN

Fri 20th May

Backstage at Farley Farm House

Tony Penrose

Fri 10th June


Details in newsletter


Outing: T.B.D.

Details in newsletter

Fri 8th September

Talking Machines

Dave Homewood

Fri 14th October

The Wildlife of the Ouse

Michael Blencowe

Fri 25th November

A Social Evening

Details in newsletter