- Posted by Claire Thomas
- On 15th August 2017
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The Hayward History Society will be holding their annual meeting in the Jennings Hall, Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre on Monday 9th October 2017.
The Peter Gray Memorial Lecture this year is “Reading the Timbers” presented by Joe Thompson. Joe, of Sussex Oak and Iron, is carpenter in residence at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum and tutor at the West Dean College and teaches a range of historic carpentry courses. He has developed a keen analytical eye and a scholar’s passion for following and interpreting the evidence along with a natural skill in teaching.
Timber frame buildings contain a wealth of information, mainly on their surfaces, that relate to the tools and techniques used to build them and their subsequent use. Joe Thompson’s talk will presents a range of those marks and interprets them for all who care for our timber framing heritage. You will hopefully never look at a piece of timber in the same way again, as nearly all historic timbers can convey some message from the past including those in Lingfield.
The meeting starts at 7.30pm and is open to all. For further information contact Anna Baker on 01342 835545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org