Events and Outings

Other major activities over and above our monthly talks are coach visits, coffee mornings, garden parties, campaigning and  fund raising for local projects and our Annual Christmas Supper. Coach visits are open to non-members.

The visits are well researched and convivial days out. Usually departing from the Steyning Centre car park at about 8.30am by coach and returning about 6pm. Time is allowed for coffee, lunch and tea stops. Reductions to the cost are made for National Trust members or English Heritage members where appropriate.


27 November: The Poppy Factory, Richmond upon Thames. There will be time for a stroll along the river in Richmond, a wander through the town  and to have something to eat before going to the Poppy Factory. The tour of the factory starts at 2pm when there will be a film about the history then move on to the museum to make a poppy. There are wreaths and poppies made throughout history in the museum. Move on to the ‘ Royal corridor ‘ and see wreaths made for Royalty, finishing at 4pm at the gift shop that takes cards and cash. It’s a free tour but donations are most welcome.

A maximum of 35 people can be accommodated, so book early. The cost for coach and gratuity is £17. Meet at  Steyning Centre car park at 8.30am.

29 January 2020: Tate Britain, with an optional visit to the William Blake exhibition. There will be time to spend in London. The cost for coach and gratuity is £16; the optional William Blake exhibition is a further £18 – this should be booked in advance with Jane. The coach will set off from Steyning Centre car park at 8.30am.



To Jane Oxley, 56 King’s Stone Avenue, Tel. 812334 email: 

Name(s) _________________________________ Tel.No__________________


       ____   Tickets for Poppy Factory  @  £17                      £

       ____   Tickets for Tate Britain  @ £16                            £

                                                           Total:                              £

                      Cheque payable to The Steyning Society



This joint event with Steyning Museum will take place on Friday December 20th at the Steyning centre. Pre-supper drinks will be provided in the Saxon Room from 7.00pm, followed by a three course supper with wine in the main hall at 7.45pm.

There will be a vegetarian option for the main course – please indicate on the booking form if you require it. We shall hold a raffle – please buy tickets on the night as this helps us to break even. There will be a short talk by Rick Goring about the Wiston Estate which is the third largest employer in Steyning. The meal is open to non-members and is always a very enjoyable occasion. The cost of the supper and drinks will be £22.



To:  Tom Aubrey, Orwell Cottage, 27 High Street, Steyning, BN44 3GH   (Tel: 879986)

Name(s)_________________________________  Tel.No:___________________


Joint Christmas Supper 20 December

         ______ Tickets @ £22                                             £

                                                     Total:                             £

                      Cheque payable to The Steyning Society                       


 In September 2019 we had a very successful coach outing  to the ‘Talking Maps’ exhibition at the Bodleian Libraries in Oxford, a celebration of maps and what they tell us about the places they depict and the people that make and use them.