Heritage talk to explore 20th century celebrations

The entrance to Southwick Community Centre. The Garden Room is through the foyer and out the other side, on the left

The entrance to Southwick Community Centre. The Garden Room is through the foyer and out the other side, on the left

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PUBLIC celebrations over the last century will be explored in the Southwick Society’s next Heritage Talk.

Local historian Trevor Povey will be at Southwick Community Centre, in Southwick Streeet, Southwick, at 7.30pm on Monday to tell stories about various celebrations in the town over the years.

Coronations, royal jubilees, the end of the Great War, VE and VJ days, the Festival of Britain, the millennium will all feature in the illustrated talk.

The opening of important new buildings and developments which have been marked locally by public events and festivities will also be included.

Mr Povey, who was born in Portslade and has lived in the area all his live, is well known for his knowledge of local history and his superb collection of photographs.

Society secretary Nigel Divers said: “Trevor’s talks drawing on his extensive local knowledge and experience and illustrated from his own collection of pictures are always great and we look forward to hearing how important events were marked and celebrated in the Southwick area.”

Entry is £4 for non-members, £2 for Southwick Society members.

Heritage talks take place once a month and are usually held in the Garden Room at the community centre.