This Group was formed in 2006 to encourage local people to understand better the Parish of West Grinstead’s history and to increase knowledge of the area’s past. Public meetings with a guest speaker are held at least four times per year. We also welcome those who are interested in taking part in research. Special events are arranged and books published on topics researched by the Group and publish research topics.
Membership is open to all on payment of an annual membership fee of £10. This enables coverage of the day-to-day running cost of the Group and entitles members to entry to public meetings at reduced cost.
Chair: Dorothy Banks – firstname.lastname@example.org – 01403 711839
Secretary Norman Berry – email@example.com – 01403 710465
Tuesday, March 19. 2019 – Talk – “A History of the Adur Valley “ by Janet Pennington at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 – Talk – “Stories in the Stones” – by David Bone at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall.
From time to time we publish books based upon our research. Copies of the following are currently available for purchase:
When the School Bell Rang – The story of local education – £15.00.
When the Camera Came – A pictorial record of Partridge Green, Dial Post, West Grinstead and Shermanbury – £6.00.
When Weat Grinstead Went to War—1914-1918 – The story of the role that the people of Dial Post, Partridge Green and West Grinstead played in World War 1 – £15.