History Society

ARDINGLY HISTORY SOCIETY Formed in 1999. The aims of the Society are to stimulate interest in the History of  ARDINGLY: to seek out material of historic interest and to persuade owners of the need to take steps to ensure its presentation: to arrange meetings lectures and other activities to foster interest in the history of the village.

To date we have some 200 files  and 30 maps stored in our archives. These are available for perusal by arrangement on Tuesday mornings in Hapstead Hall. A twice yearly Newsletter is published to update members on acquisitions to our archives.

Please contact the secretary, Joy Broughton, e-mail joy.broughton@btinternet.com

Diary Dates:


Tuesday 12th  November – 7.45pm

Jeremy Hodgkinson

“Pictures in Iron: Pictorial Designs on Firebacks”



Tuesday 11th February – 7.45pm

Mr Joe Hughes

St Francis Psychiatric Hospital -History & Memories


Tuesday 10th March – 7.45pm

(To be arranged)


Tuesday 14th April – 7.45pm

Mr Colin Manton

Haywards Heath Then and Now


Tuesday 8th September – 7.45pm

Mr G.Mead

Sussex Literary Landscape


Tuesday 10th November – 7.45pm

Mr Robert Bonnett

Sussex Windmills

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