Spring Garden Party – Members only
Members of the Burtons’ St Leonards Society are invited to a garden party between 3 and 6 pm on Sunday 8th May. The location (which has been sent to members) is situated on the highest point of the Burton Estate.
There will be no charge made for this event but Members are invited to contribute to the enjoyments with a bottle of beverage and nibbles. Limited seating will be available so those Members who have portable seats are advised to bring their own.
James Haliburton – Zealous investigator in Egypt of its Geology and Antiquities
Illustrated Talk by Stephen Gray:
Sunday 27th March 2022
4 p.m. Burton Room, Royal Victoria Hotel
Admission: Non-members £5.00 – Members £2.50
Of the twelve children of James and Elizabeth Burton, ten survived infancy: William Ford, Eliza, James, Jane, Septimus, Octavia, Henry, Decimus, Alfred, Jessy (Jessica) – a remarkable family. One of the most remarkable is the second son, James (1786-1862), the subject of Stephen Gray’s talk.
The Burton Gunpowder Company
Illustrated Talk: The Burton Gunpowder Company
Chris Rowley – Chair of Leigh Historical Society
Sunday 21st November
Venue: Burton Room, Royal Victoria Hotel
Time: 3 pm
Non Members: £5
The events programme for 2021 has been re-scheduled as we approach the remainder of the year with optimism about a return to normal life.
Vandeleur Benjamin Crake & Family
Their cultural & architectural contributions to St Leonards & Hastings
Talk by Christopher Maxwell-Stewart
Vandeleur Benjamin Crake (1816 – 1894) was the foremost member of the Crake family who made major contributions to the architectural and cultural heritage of St Leonards in the later decades of the 19th Century. The Scottish baronial ‘Highlands Gardens’ are his most obvious bequest but of equal importance architecturally are the ‘Arts and Crafts’ residences in Boscobel Road which he commissioned Philip Tree to design. His life was a contrast of great sadness and wonderful friendships most notably with Edward Lear.
Christopher Maxwell-Stewart was a founding trustee of the Burtons’ St Leonards Society and is the current chair. In recent years he has researched the development of St Leonards beyond the Burton Estate.
Royal Victoria Hotel
Sunday 26th September 2021
£2.50 members & £5.00 non members