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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.                                  
 Programme for 2017     Click Programme

Coming Soon

Shoreham Marlipins Museum ~ Shipping Exhibition

The Museum is currently displaying an Exhibition, "The building of Ships and the Shipping Industry in Shoreham, covering its history going back 200-

300 years. It also deals with the Fishing Industry and all things to do with Ships and Boats".

It is accessible until the end of this month (September 2017) and the Museum is open from 10.30 am until 4.30 pm (not Sundays or Mondays).

Oct 3

Ian Everest – 

"Shepherds of the South Downs, their lives and work."

Nov 7

AGM - Jane Dore of Worthing Library will talk on:

Edwardian Durrington and Salvington, using original documents to study a village and its people.’  

Dec 5

Members' Christmas Social

"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. 

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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:    http://www.somptingestate.com/bill-lindfield  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 £1 each meeting attended. Visitors: £2.50 per evening.

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