We  meet at Westham Village Hall, Peelings Lane BN24 5HE,  at 7.30 pm on the first Monday of every month, with the exception of January and August. Our guest speakers cover a wide range of ancient, modern and social historical content.The programme is listed on the Events tab.

Visitors and new members are made very welcome, £1 entry fee on the door. The evening normally ends with conversation, tea, coffee and biscuits. However at the conclusion of our December meeting we will be enjoying our Christmas social with wine and festive food.

The Society Library has a wealth of material donated over the past 27 years, covering local history, including the villages. Selected items are displayed at each meeting for members to peruse. A friendly and informative evening awaits you.

Pevensey and Westham Historical Society was formed in 1988 and,in addition to its monthly talks, has organized visits to places of historical interest and has published newsletters and booklets.


  • New Publication

    Making History in Pevensey, published by Pom Press of Hastings, is now available on Amazon and in local venues. "Alan Starr has succeeded in uncovering a rich seam of Pevensey's hidden past" - Peter Harrison Court House Museum.

  • New Acquisitions(1)

    We have been given  a number of manuscripts written by Leslie Tapp, who rang the bells at St Mary's for many years, These hold memories which date back to the early years of the last century.

  • New Acquisitions (2)

    The society library has been given a two books which have been discovered in a local house. One of these holds the carbon copies of many letters written by W Forbes-Leslie in 1912-1913. They concern a financial syndicate aiming to profit from the new Republican government in Portugal.Dr Forbes-Leslie was responsible for several over-optimistic business ventures and - at the age of 70 - was finally found guilty of fraud at the Old Bailey. He sometimes lived in Bexhill, but we do not know why this volume has turned up in Pevensey.

  • New Acquisitions (3)

    We have also been given a copy of a new book, "Pevensey Goes to War" from Pevensey Villages, ¬©Carolyn Little, "the story of the soldiers who fought for us in Great War and the battles they fought in."  It provides an account of the servicemen from Pevensey who died in the war.

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