When Britain went to war in 1914, the impacts on Henfield were dramatic.

"We have turned over a page of our national history which the manhood of the Empire has to write."

Fortunately our Parish Magazine was already reporting local happenings and the archives have been preserved for us.

Now, for the first time in a century, you can read for yourself the original stories about the outbreak of war.

Attitudes were very different then:

"Just in time . . . comes the good news that Henfield young men are waking up to a sense of their duty."
"No one will envy the laggards who refused service when this time comes"

Many more stories of how the war affected local people came to light during the centenary year. Families shared memories and memorabilia with the Parish Magazine which recorded this valuable history in articles each month. You can now read them online.

Henfield Hub wishes to thank to Pamela Chaston, Editor of the Parish Magazine, for providing these unique records.