Books and Publications

The Messenger

The Messenger is a monthly magazine for the parishes of Brightling, Dallington, Mountfield and Netherfield. It is a means of communication for all matters of local interest connected not only with the churches but with all aspects of village life. It also includes adverts from local trades people. Contributions from all sources are welcome, particularly regarding forthcoming events and the activities of clubs and societies.

To subscribe to the Messenger (currently £10 a year) contact Jane Oxenford on 01424 838679

Mad Jack: the many lives of John Fuller, squire of Brightling

This book by Annette Lloyd Thomas was published in November 2020 after some 18 years of research into the life of Jack Fuller.  It can by purchased on-line.  In the course of her research, Annette Lloyd Thomas visited all the places he was involved with in his lifetime, including where his father was Vicar.

Brightling 1700-1950


Obtainable from Anne Holman

Price £10 +£2.50 p&p

01435 862 865

One Comment

  1. Sara Pankhurst
    5th January 2021 @ 4:12 pm

    Dear Anne

    Hello, Sara Pankhurst here, granddaughter of Tom Pankhurst who used to live at and run the Hollingrove Stores (Pankhurst & Russell) with Jesse Russell.
    I am doing some research for Dad (Roy Pankhurst who was born at Hollingrove and went to school in Brightling) and I wonder if you would know who would have any photos of Hollingrove or my grandparents.

    Thank you so much, it’s all a bit of a shot in the dark!

    Hope that you’re staying healthy and warm during lockdown!

    Daddy has a copy of your book thank you.

    Best Regards


    Sara Pankhurst
    Mob: 07974 321152


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