Harting Society

Next Meeting – 5 October 2023 at 7.30pm

“The rise and fall of Emma Hamilton”

A talk by Dr.Bob France

The dramatic story of one of the most remarkable    women in English history. From rural poverty, Emma became the most painted woman in Europe, a fashion icon and pioneer of interpretive performance art. She was a dazzling hostess, the confidante of a powerful queen, a heroine of the Napoleonic wars and the lover (some say nemesis) of Britain’s greatest naval hero. Discover her Uppark connection and how she rose so astronomically only to crash so catastrophically.

Dr. France is a volunteer for the National Trust at both Petworth and Uppark, leading guided tours, undertaking research and speaking on a wide range range of historical subjects. His fees go to charity – currently to the Ukraine Humantarian Appeal.  

The Society

The aims of the Society are to provide a social forum for the Harting community and to encourage an appreciation of the local environment, its heritage and its history.

There is an annual programme of talks covering a wide range of interests during the months of October to April, and occasional outings to places of interest during the year.  

All meetings are held in the Village Hall, South Harting at 7.30 pm and the bar is open from 7.00.  The annual subscription for members is £8, or £12 for joint membership.  Visitors and guests are most welcome and invited to contribute £3 per head.

Membership enquiries to Sarah Wilcox at swilco149@yahoo.co.uk  or on 07963-909889

Future Meetings

Thursday 2nd November    ‘Born to be King’   Filming the Royal Family     John Bridcut

Thursday 7th December     ‘Homage to Bangladesh’  Family travels in the Rolls    Rupert Grey

followed by the Christmas Party