On 31st December 2020 henfieldhub.com will close to all new posts. The website will stay online until 20th March 2022 for reference only. Prominent warning notices will inform users that content may be out of date.
If you have information on the Hub, it will no longer be possible for you to edit your posts to update content. Please check before 31st December that your content is correct and that you are happy for it stay online until 20th March 2022.
In emergency, if outdated information on the Hub starts to cause a serious issue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to help you.
At the same time, the Hub’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/henfieldhub) and Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/henfield_hub) will be taken down.
Videos that have been posted to the Hub will remain accessible via YouTube.
The Henfield Hub has been the community website for the village of Henfield in West Sussex since 2012. It is a rich source of social history including photo galleries and text of village events and festivals, local history, church activities, housing developments, clubs, community centres, businesses and more. We are arranging archiving of its content to provide a long term record of our community.
The “Wayback Machine” has archived the Hub 78 times between 5 Aug 2012 - 23 Oct 2020. Each time it takes a snapshot of the main pages so that you can see things as they were on a particular date. It is free to use and offers a limited degree of searchability.
We are pleased to say that the UK Web Archive which is run by the British Library and partners has agreed to archive the Hub. The Hub has already been archived once in November 2014. The archive can only be viewed by members of the British Library or in the Reading Room.
We also intend to work with local organisations to try to find ways of archiving or re-using information locally. A complete download of Instagram posts has already been made.
For a quick overview of the Hub and the topics we have covered, including many photos, see our Stories from the Archives page.