The Ringmer History Study Group was founded in 1981. It has grown to become one of the largest and most active village societies. From October to June we hold regular Friday evening meetings on topics of local interest, while in the summer we have a programme of guided walks, local visits and other events. We encourage individual members and small groups to carry out their own research, and assist them to disseminate the results of their studies. We have helped to preserve and restore memorials of old Ringmer and have built up a substantial collection of old photographs. Each year we publish and distribute to members eight or nine issues of Ringmer History Newsletter. To consult the indexes to the first 250 newsletters, click in the appropriate box. Newsletters can be consulted at Ringmer and Lewes libraries and the county record office in Lewes. A reference of 125,1 indicates that the article is in newsletter number 125, page 1.
How can we help you? Our web pages in the Ringmer Past section of this website will continue to grow, making more information about Ringmer freely available on-line. We can also share with you what we know about local people, houses, events and placenames of the past. We will try to answer any e-mails we receive as quickly as possible, but it may take a while to route questions to non-internet 'experts'.
How can you help us? We would like to hear from you if your ancestor lived in Ringmer. We are interested in anything you know about their life here. If you have any photographs, paintings, pamphlets, postcards, pottery, diaries, church magazines or any ephemera from bygone Ringmer which we could copy, we would like to add it to the body of information we are gathering. We would also like to hear from you if you went to school in Ringmer before 1960.
How can you contact us? Just e-mail the website. Alternatively, if you live in the United Kingdom and wish to join Ringmer History Study Group and thereby receive Ringmer History Newsletter, send £4.00 for single membership or £6 for two people at the same address to Bob Cairns, Penn House, Lewes Road, Ringmer, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 5ER. We are sorry that we are currently unable to accept overseas members, but if anyone wishes to share information with us (either way), do please e-mail the website at firstname.lastname@example.org