The “Individual Members Section, Southwick Community Association” to give us our full title, dates back to the founding of the Association in 1945.
Our purpose is twofold. We aim, in the first place, to support the Community Centre Association in a variety of ways – by volunteering to help with the running of the Centre, through its volunteer management and in areas such as the Café and the gardens; and through various fundraising efforts. But at the same time, we exist as a friendly social group in our own right, with a range of activities for individual members, including:
- monthly meetings at the Centre (the fourth Wednesday of each month, except August and December) – at which there is usually a guest speaker *
- organised trips to garden centres, museums, theatres, historic houses and other places of interest
- an annual holiday trip of five or six days within the UK.
We are a happy group of people, always keen to welcome new members. If you would like to find out more, please contact our Enquiries Team, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule of Meetings – Autumn/Winter 2023/24
3rd Wednesday of the month – 2pm start
Nuns, Nurses& Naughty Boys – Trevor Povey
A look at the formal institutions in Portslade. St Marye’s Convent, Foredown Isolation hospital & Mile Oak Industrial School. When were they built, what for and who were the inmates? What was life like far away from home? Trevor is adapting this special for us in case it’s been seen before.
Still tbc – Possibly Christmas Craft activities
December 13th Christmas Lunch
Transport of the Masses – Ian Gledhill
A general history of the once ubiquitous tramcar, with a special look at the trams of the local area.
Rise of the Mods and Rockers – Chris Horlock
A detailed look at the rise of Mods and Rockers sub-culture during the late 1950s and early 1960s, featuring the notorious 1964 ‘Battle of Brighton.’
March 20th (Easter Sunday 31st)