Pastfinders' 20th Anniversary Year

Since we were founded in 1996, we like to think we have made a significant contribution to the research into, and the celebration of, local history in the two villages since the earliest times.

This year is our 20th Anniversary and we are holding an Open Lancing & Sompting History Day at the Lancing Tabernacle Hall on 16 April.

Bill Lindfield blowing our 10th Anniversary cake in 2006

Below are some more images which record just a very few of our

activities over the last 20 years:

Early Walk led by the late Bill Lindfield

Visit to Sompting Abbotts mansion

Visit to Sompting Church

The Villages at War Display 1999.

Visits to Records Offices and Libraries

Production of Research Booklets on local history subjects obtainable via our Website and at Meetings


Display in Lancing Library on the subject of our Literary Figures in the past

Special Evening in 2012 with displays recording L & S at War and a talk by Stewart Angel author of the "Secret Sussex Resistance"

Boat Trip round Shoreham Harbour

Supporting the regular “Somptin' Old” archive photographic displays of Mike Prince.

Co-operating with the on line “Lancing History” Facebook page owned by Lin Wake

Videos of memories of long term residents

Evening Drive in vintage Southdown Bus

Visits to Down Barn by courtesy of Mike Tristram

Stroll through Lancing Ring to the former Roman Temple site

Recent Library Display on the subject of Early Village Transport