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Local History

Henfield and the surrounding area has many links back into the history books, with Sussex being a destination for people from the iron age right the way through to modern day.
Henfield itself has quite a bit of history - with many old buildings, traditions and pastimes still standing. This section will fill you in on all of the local history for Henfield and our surrounding area.

Who was Mary?

Who was Mary?

A friend of Lucie Bishop, of Henfield, was interned in a camp in France during WW2, and sent a postcard to Lucie. We are trying to locate relatives of her friend Mary de Moleans, or more likely Mary de Moleyns, to return to them the postcard which is illustrated below.

Henfield at War DVD

Henfield at War DVD

The DVD of Henfield in World War Two, with a run time of 117 minutes, is available from Henfield Museum priced £7

Being poor in Henfield

Being poor in Henfield

Steve Robotham talks about poverty in Henfield

MUD, MUD, GLORIOUS MUD!

MUD, MUD, GLORIOUS MUD!

Steve Robotham discusses the infamous Sussex Mud!

Wassailing (Apple Howling)

Wassailing (Apple Howling)

Steve Robotham explains the ancient art of Apple Howling

Henfield Musickers

Henfield Musickers

Steve Robotham discusses church musicians