The Women’s Land Army — A Sussex Connection

The Women's Land Army

The rescheduled talk by Ian Everest to Henfield History Group at 8:00pm on Tuesday 9th May 2017 in the Free Church Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield. The talk covers the role of women on Sussex farms and their vital contribution to feeding the country during both WWI and WWII. Their efforts only gained official recognition many years after they were disbanded in 1950. The speaker’s mother was one of 80,000 Land Girls during WWII and the talk will include some of her personal memories as a ‘Cinderella of the Soil’.

[GJMG notes: I have attended two different talks by this speaker in recent years. They are among the best local history talks I have heard.]

HDC Walks

HDC walks
Horsham District Council runs a very large programme of guided walks. Most of these are somewhat remote from Fulking but the list does include walks in and around Clayton, Chanctonbury Ring, Henfield, Steyning, Washington and Wiston. If you like this kind of walk, then you can click on the image above to download the 24 page PDF brochure.