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8 Wannock House
2 Wannock Lane
Lower Willingdon
BN20 9SA England
01323 485971
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My name is Maureen Copping and for many years I had a market stall at the Old Loom Mill, Hailsham. Then after trading for a number of years I was asked to take my business elsewhere, so I now work from a webpage - www.maureenschoice.co.uk.

I started to sell local history books when an author friend of mine asked me to stock their books, and as I am researching and writing local history myself, I felt the time was right to change over to books. I have now self published a book on Polegate history and working on other titles. The books I now stock are either written by Sussex authors or are about the County of Sussex, including history, railways, geology etc. Not all the books that I sell are on this website, so please contact me for an up to date catalogue of products. I still sell Tea Tree and Aloe Vera Foot preparations. Please contact me for details and prices, books@maureenschoice.co.uk

Personal callers can visit me at
held Every Wednesday morning between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm, at Trinity Church Hall
Coppice Avenue,
Lower Willingdon Eastbourne, East Sussex
from March to December, where I have a bookstall.

I also give illustrated talk lectures based on my own historical researches. Please contact me for details of current projects. Price lists are available; please contact me for a copy. I also source out of print books for a small fee. I now have a mail order service, postage and packing will be added to your order, please ask for a quotation as the new postage rates including size and weight can vary. Email books@maureenschoice.co.uk Home made greetings cards available, please ask for designs etc.

I am one of the founder members of POLEGATE AND WILLINGDON LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY, [started in 2003 with June Broady], I am now its Archivist . Our meetings are held at St Johns Church Hall, High Street, Polegate, BN26, doors opening at 6.45pm. The meeting starts at 7pm and finishes at 9 pm. We have a break in between for a raffle, tea and chat, and a chance to visit the bookstall and view some of the books on this website. Most of our meetings are on the third Friday of the month, apart from a few that have been altered to the second Friday as the hall is unavailable. Visitors and researchers welcome.


20 Jan 2017 - Women's Land Army - Ian Everest
17 Feb - Ghosts of Sussex - Rupert Matthews
17 March - Lewes Priory - Helen Poole
21 April - History of Terminus Road - Alan Wenham
19 May - Wakehurst at War - John Withall
16 June - Standen NT - Maralyn Greatorex
21 July - Scandels, Sensational and Sad - Chris McCooey
18 August - My Oxford Canal Family - Judith Kinnison Bourke
15 Sept - Early Railways in Sussex - Kevin Gordon
20 October - Treasures of Smallhyth Place - Laton Frewen
17 Nov - Sir Winston Churchill and Chartwell - Heather Woodward

All meetings held at St Johns Church Hall, High Street, Polegate doors oepnn 6.30 pm. for 7pm meeting to 9pm. visotrs £3.
Visitors welcome.

More info from Margaret on 01323 484293.

Interesting local history talks are also available on the Eastbourne Local History Society website

Vice Chairman - Cindy Palmer - Telephone 01323 486208 - Email palmer.cin@mypostoffice.co.uk
Secretary - Margaret Worrall - 01323 484293
Meetings held monthly on a Friday evening at St Johns Church Hall, High Street, Polegate. from 7-9pm. doors open at 6.45 pm.

If you would like to assist with some history research please contact me. When leaving telephone massages on my answer phone, please SPEAK SLOWLY, AND CLEARLY when leaving TELEPHONE NUMBERS. If you do not get a reply within seven days, then please write to me at 8 Wannock House, 2 Wannock Lane, Lower Willingdon, Eastbourne, BN20 9SA, England.. Or email books@maureenschoice.co.uk

I would like to hear from anyone or their descendants, who lived in Polegate, Willingdon and Hailsham or have any old photos etc., also Meads village, Eastbourne. Also various other projects in the pipeline on Polegate, Willingdon, and some in other areas including Holmwood, Dorking, Surrey. If anyone wants any assistance in looking for relatives in my specialist area, please contact books@maureenschoice.co.uk or telephone Maureens Choice.

Information and pictures etc are wanted by the Trojan Owners Club, of any of the vehicles made at their factory, TROJAN CAR COMPANY, at Purley Way, Croydon, Surrey. Looking to hear from anyone who worked at this factory or their descendants, as they are writing the companies history. As well as vehicles this company also made various parts of other appliances. Also like to hear from anyone who has one of their vehicles. This company was started by Leslie Hounsfield who went to school in Brighton. Contact books@maureenschoice.co.uk or look at website www.trojanownersclub.co.uk

This club was formed in the 1960s by a couple of radio hams, who swapped their microphones to record on tape instead.
Since then the club has come a long way, and now supports emails, as well as using cassette, open reel, mini disc and even writing letters.
Correspondence is on a one to one basis and not an open channel like Facebook. although members do send out photos to each other. We produce a quarterly magazine, Chatterer's World each year as well as a Sound Magazine, which can be received with your annual subscription.
The subscription for 2015 is £12. fror a UK resident, and £23. sterling for overseas membership.
Membership forms can be obtained from the Secretary,
Maureen Copping,
8 Wannock House,
2 Wannock Lane,
Lower Willingdon,
Eastbourne, BN20 9SA
or email books@maureenschoice.co.uk

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