Project ID748
DescriptionSpirits of Sussex - Sussex U3A Network (SUN) are working on a special Shared Learning Project during 2018 exploring Sussex ‘s rich tapestry of legends, mixing history with myth. The term ‘spirits’ can be widely interpreted and could include spiritual beliefs, ghostly spectres and brandy smuggling.
Natural world
Social history
TypeU3A-led research (SLP)
U3ASussex U3A Network (SUN)
Year started2018
Source of referenceSources Online - Feb 18
The project will culminate in a large celebratory event in Brighton in mid 2019

National Newsletter July 2019
Sussex U3A Network's "Sussex Spirit, Myths and Legends project has held an exhibition at Sussex University
With a selection of  displays from many U3As and performances including from Brunswick U3A who performed a Mummers play outside called the "Devil in Disguise".
Hilary Jones, Chairman Network Link, said , "This was a brilliant Shared Learning Project which showed what a Network can achieve".
NotesWe wanted to encourage more interaction between the 40 U3As within the Sussex Network and to provide interest groups with a theme for research during 2018. We’ve had an enthusastic response so far – Ideas put forward include knucker dragons, the Hawkhurst gang, bonfire societies, Geranium Jane, Bevis of Hampton, the Sussex martyrs, pucks and pharisees (an old Sussex name for fairies).

See also File cards 377 (South Downs), 423 (Entertainment in Sussex), 434 (Sussex at the Millennium)