The last time this event was held was 4 years ago and it proved to be as popular as ever with a staggering total of around 400 people attending (including the 200 involved with the various organisations that were exhibiting). The entire Henfield Hall complex was used with stands in the large Whittome Hall, The Garden Room and The Committee Room, in addition to the team buzzing around in the the kitchen from which refreshments were being sold.
The Village Evening was well publicised locally in magazines, on the Hub and in the County Times inviting residents of Henfield and surrounding areas, especially those living on the newly-built houses, to come and find out more about the wide range of clubs and organisations that meet in Henfield and learn how they could participate as a member, volunteer or resource provider.
Organisations for all ages were present representing: Arts, History, Theatre, Sports, Gardening, Conservation, Community, Health and Wellbeing etc. Some of these have been established in Henfield for many years such as the Football Club, Henfield Theatre Club; others are new, such as the Sheds initiative and a new Table Tennis club.
The Henfield Museum was also open with a special display : ”100 years of Women & the Vote “.
Photos taken by Steve Bailey