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

2019 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 Jenny Pellett on 01825 872830 or email her at if you would like to join the Society. Annual membership as of 1:1:2019 is £12 per person (£20.00 joint) and the programme for the year will be sent to you as a receipt of your subscription.

2019 Meeting Dates

Follow the links for a write-up of the event

Fri 8th February

Duchess of Windsor's Jewels

Janie Ramsay

Fri 8th March

Story of English Freedom

Andy Thomas

Fri 12th April

Wonders of Water - how otters keep us healthy

Fran Southgate

Fri 10th May

History of Herstmonceux Castle in pictures

Melinda Stone

Fri 14th June


Details in newsletter


Outing: RNLI at West Quay, Newhaven

Details in newsletter

Fri 13th September

Bumble bees, Honey Bees, Solitary Bees

Michell Emoult

Fri 11th October

Milly, Mog and Grug, remarkable women of Chiddingly

David Burrough

Fri 29th November

A Social Evening

Details in newsletter