Upcoming Events


Manor Cottage Heritage Centre Saturdays from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Admission Free

Southwick's Great War

Saturday mornings August 4th to September 8th

It is believed that about 600 Southwick men and women served in the Great War and about 100 failed to return. Towards the end of the war the Green became a military camp and the concrete "Mystery Towers" were built in the harbour. After the war a memorial was built on the Green and the Southwick Patriotic Fund showed its appreciation to those who served. This exhibition looks at the experiences of some of those who served in the armed services and merchant navy and a Southwick man who was a passenger on a torpedoed liner.

Southwick Enigmas Book Launch

Saturday 11th August 10.30 to 12.30

The Southwick Society has published a new local history book. Written by Mary Candy it explores some of the long lost places often referred to by locals; Hobden’s Cottage, Hope Cottage, Crab House, the Egg Field, the Indian Temple, the Mystery Towers and more. Drawing on extensive research as well as personal memories of Southwick residents and written records and photographs from the Society’s own archives Mary has pulled together a picture of what these places once looked like and how they have left their legacy on our town. Southwick Enigmas costs just £5 and all profits go to support the work of the Southwick Society.

Heritage Talks

all talks are in the Garden Room of Southwick Community Centre at 7.30 pm

Operation Sealion; the projected German invasion of Britain in 1940

by Mark Perry-Nash

Monday 10th September 

The history of stone masonry

by Adam Stone

Monday 8th October

Lancing College and its local history

by Janet Pennington

Monday 12th November