Old Friends

Sussex Branch

Welcome to the Old Southeronians'

Association - Sussex Branch

We hold a variety of social events during the year in East Sussex, West Sussex and beyond.


Details of forthcoming 

get-togethers are shown below:

Sussex Branch


Sussex Socials

​We meet up for coffee/tea and a light lunch, both of which are provided free of charge.  A cash bar is available.  Venues are Newhaven, Hampden Park, Lancing, Bognor Regis and Hassocks.   Please feel free to bring an item for the raffle, and please buy some raffle tickets as this is how we fund the following months' events!  Members may bring their partner or one other guest.

The forthcoming 2022 dates and venues are:

Tuesday 3rd May - Newhaven Railway Club, commencing at 10.45hrs.

Thursday 9th June - Lancing Empire Club, commencing at 11.00hrs.


Tuesday 5th July - Bognor Regis Railway Club, commencing at 10.45hrs.

Tuesday 6th September - Hampden Park Railway Club, commencing at 10.45hrs.

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Meet up for a drink from 11.30 onwards - and have lunch too if you like - at Wetherspoon pubs across Kent.   These are open events. Nothing is pre-arranged; all drinks and food are at your own expense.  All are welcome to just come along for a chat with old friends.

2022 dates and venues are:

Thursday 21st April - Chatham, Thomas Waghorn

Thursday 9th May - Maidstone, Society Rooms

Thursday 16th June - Rainham, venue TBC

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Our Rambles are more like "Ambles"

Our "Ambles"  (we wouldn't claim they're as long or arduous as Rambles) normally take place on the last Thursday of the month, April to October each year.

Led by our own Members who have devised and tested the walks, our Ambles are not full-day hikes or hardcore country route marches with stiles, fields full of bulls and muddy streams.  No, ours are leisurely walks through towns, along seaside promenades and the occasional rural idyll, at a pace that is not going to challenge you.   And we try our best to finish at a suitable hostelry for a well-deserved drink and/or lunch (strictly optional!),

Most years we also have an annual Amblers' Lunch in the late autumn, to celebrate the end of another season of walks with friends. Dress code - no hiking boots!

This year's Ambles:

Thursday 28th April - Circular walk in Horsham Park

Thursday 26th May - Circular walk in Seaford

Thursday 30th June - Circular walk in Littlehampton


Details appear in Sussex Branch's quarterly newsletters, set out to subscribing members.

Our Outings and Matinée Club

Throughout the year, we organise outings and theatre trips for members and their partners to enjoy. Theatre trips and some of our outings are also open to friends and family - see details of individual events.

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Matinée Club

We love going to the theatre to see all sorts of shows.  Especially musicals!   We get great discounts on ticket prices by going as a group.   Most ticket offers are in London's West End, but sometimes we visit local theatres in Sussex, especially our favourite, Chichester Festival Theatre. 


Our one rule?  It must be a MATINÉE PERFORMANCE!

If you're interested in going to the theatre with us, whether in London's West End or more locally in Sussex, just let us know.  We send out details of ticket offers by email free of charge, or you can elect to receive details by post by providing us with some stamps or SAEs.  You can bring as many guests as you like too - all are welcome.


We enjoy group outings to locations around London and the South East, enjoying discounted group rate admission prices and sometimes refreshments too.  We don't travel by coach; to keep the cost down we make our own way to venues by public transport. 

Details of forthcoming outings are publicised in our quarterly branch newsletters.  You can bring guests on most of our outings, including friends and family if you wish.