The Eastbourne Church Recording Group was set up in 2005, initially under the auspices of Eastbourne Decorative and Fine Arts Society but now of course, the Arts Society, Eastbourne. Jenny Lush, the then Chairman of the Society had talked enthusiastically about forming such a group and eventually in the Autumn of 2005 we began work in All Saints Church, West Dean, which dates to Saxon times and has several impressive monuments, particularly in honour of the Thomas Family.
The newly formed Group visited five churches before settling on All Saints which was small, (21 m by 4.87 m) open all day, easily reached and not too overwhelming a project. Only two members of the eleven strong group had any previous knowledge of church recording …. A steep but fascinating learning curve.
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