Hilaire Belloc bought King's Land (in Shipley, Sussex), 5 acres and a working windmill for £1000 in 1907 and it was his home for the rest of his life. Belloc loved Sussex as few other writers have loved her: he lived there for most of his 83 years, he tramped the length and breadth of the county, slept under her hedgerows, drank in her inns, sailed her coast and her rivers and wrote several incomparable books about her. "He does not die that can bequeath Some influence to the land he knows, Or dares, persistent, interwreath Love permanent with the wild hedgerows; He does not die, but still remains Substantiate with his darling plains."

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Wednesday, 20 November 2019

The Hilaire Belloc Society AGM 2019

Belloc in Brighton 1935



The AGM of The Hilaire Belloc Society will be taking place on Saturday the 30th of November at 5.15Pm. It will be held at at the Sidney Walter Centre, Sussex Rd, Worthing BN11 1DS. It will be followed, from 7.00 PM onwards, by the Belloc, Broadwood and Beyond end of project celebration. This will be an evening of song, feasting and fun There will be a Bar, but please bring your own soft drinks and food.


The agenda for the meeting will be as follows:

Item 1) Meeting to be opened by our distinguished Vice Chairman Chris Hare.

Item 2) Apologies for absence.

Item 3) Round up of the year (and a bit!) with Chris. 

Item 4) Possible activities for next year.

Item 3) Treasurer's report. 

Item 4) Election of Officers. 

Item 5) AOB. 

Retreat to the Bar!


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