Welcome to the website of the Southwick (Sussex) Society

The Society is active in the following fields:

  • Running the Manor Cottage Heritage Centre
  • Campaigning on local issues
  • Commenting upon planning matters affecting the local area
  • Running talks, exhibitions and meetings on matters of interest to those living or working in the Southwick area
  • Publishing local history books and "Wickerwork" - a regular newsletter updating members on activities and local matters of interest

The Manor Cottage is located at 16/18 Southwick Street, BN42 4TE, just north of Southwick Square on the eastern side of the road and is open every Saturday morning from May to September. Exhibitions are frequently held in the Cottage and entrance is free. The Cottage has a shop selling local history books, pamphlets and souvenir items.

Talks are held on the second Monday of every month from September to April at the Southwick Community Centre starting at 7.30pm. 

Upcoming events - See also Programme for the Year
  • Exhibitions

    The Men of 1915 - Southwick's casualties in the first full year of the Great War
    Saturday May 21st and continuing throughout the season.

    A Tale of Ale - 200 years of brewing and pubs in Southwick

    Saturdays from May 28th to July 9th

    St John Ambulance - Past and Present
    Saturdays July 16th to August 6th

    Food Glorious Food - How Southwick once fed itself.
    Saturdays August 13th to September 17th 

  • Heritage Talks

    Rusty Nails - exploring the history of Shoreham Army Camp
    by Hamish MacGilivray
    Monday 12th September

    Shoreham Fort - Past, Present and Future.

    by Gary Baines
    Monday 12th October

Southwick (Sussex) Society