March 22nd to June 8th - Hilaire Belloc Anniversary Walk:
An 80 mile journey over eight days, commencing the weekend of 22nd & 23rd March, continuing 12th & 13th April, 10th & 11th May and finishing on the 7th & 8th June. The walks are in the style of The Four Men, beginning at Robertsbridge in East Sussex and finishing at South Harting in West Sussex.
April 6th at 2pm - Shipley Windmill Open Day:
The launch day for the Belloc Programme of Events. The mill is also open 2pm to 5pm on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sunday of every month between April and October inclusive and during the Shipley Festival on 3rd, 4th & 5th May.
May 8th at 7-30pm - Talk:
In the Steps of Hilaire Belloc: 100 years of the countryside, a talk by Nick Channer in the Richmond Room, Edes House,West Street,Chichester.
June 27th - Copper Family Evening:
The Four Men: a celebration of Sussex in words & song, performed by Bob Copper & family, at the North Cray Building,Weald & Downland Museum.
July 5th and 12th - Pilgrimages:
Belloc is buried in the churchyard at the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of Consolation and St.
Francis, Park Lane,West Grinstead. Both pilgrimages begin at 11am followed by a Mass at 12 noon. All are welcome.
July 13th - Anniversary Walk:
Includes a visit to King's Land, the Belloc family home, and 'Mrs Shipley'; followed by a musical performance by Bob Copper & friends at The Fountain, Ashurst.
July 16th at 7-30pm - Talk:
'Belloc's Special Place' by Kim Leslie of West Sussex Record Office.
In association with the West Sussex Literary Society.
July 27th - Plaque Unveiling:
Gumber, north of Slindon, had great significance for Belloc. West Sussex County Council, in association with the National Trust, will unveil a commemorative plaque at the Bothy.
28th & 29th August - Hilaire Belloc Conference in Oxford organised by the Hilaire Belloc Society.
|Ernest Powell , Miller of Shipley 1895-1926|