Situated on the South Coast of England

 between the towns of 

Worthing & Shoreham by Sea

"Pastfinders” is a group of enthusiasts who meet once a month as a focus and forum for the local history of these two coastal villages and the surrounding area.                             

      Breaking news:

Details of 2 upcoming talks at Shoreham Fort:


"Penstone House and the Basque children" ~ The Blue Plaque is now in place. Earlier this year, Alan Bradley gave us a fascinating talk and we wish him well with his very laudable efforts to get these children remembered by a blue plaque at Lancing Library. Click Here:   If you are interested in potential Blue Badgers, please visit:   Click: Local Worthies 

The late Bill Lindfield

Also please take a look at our most recent page which is a mirror (with consent of the Trustees) of the original on the Sompting Estate Website:  It deals with many aspects of the fascinating life of the late Bill Lindfield of Sompting, soldier, poet, countryman and local treasure:

Local History Booklets (click here)

Please have a look at our range of local history booklets.

If you are interested in the History of Lancing & Sompting you may enjoy the pages entitled  Some Little Known Facts", "Research by Members" & "READ ALL ABOUT IT".

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Heritage Lottery Fund

Since 2012 we have carried the logo of the National Lottery Heritage fund on our website in recognition of its support in funding the purchase of essential equipment to scan and store many negatives, original photographs and archives held by Lancing & Sompting Pastfinders. We still feel it necessary to acknowledge the support of HLF and whilst keeping the logo have moved its position.

Meetings are held generally on the first Tuesday of each month in Sompting at Harriet Johnson Hall, Loose Lane, starting 7.30pm..

Annual Membership: £6 plus £2 each meeting attended. Visitors: £5.00 per evening.

Please e.mail our Contact below if you would like to know more.


Much of the work published on this website is copyrighted to various authors. Please respect the time and money which has gone into our research to enable the production of the material for community enjoyment. An acknowledgement to LANCING & SOMPTING PASTFINDERS will suffice should you wish to use all or part of any of the published work for non-commercial, personal research or social networking. If in doubt please enquire using our contact button. 



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