Upcoming Events

 Manor Cottage Exhibitions

Southwick Camera Club - 65 Years of Photography
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August from 10 am to 4 pm

An exhibition of images showing how photography has changed in the last half century.

1937 -  Southwick celebrates the Coronation of King George VI

Saturdays 10.30 am to 12.30 pm from 12th August to 9th September
George VI was crowned king in 1937 and Southwick celebrated with the rest of the country.  Coming after the controversy of his brother Edward`s abdication there was a sense of relief that stability was returning.  Sadly this was not the case as the Munich Crisis of 1938 was followed by the outbreak of war in 1939.

This exhibition tells how Southwick celebrated the Coronation and what local life was like then.  The town was expanding rapidly with new housing estates north of the Old Shoreham Road and along Manor Hall Road while the shopping and commercial centre remained in Albion Street.  Just two years before, in 1935, the town had celebrated the Silver Jubilee of King George V so Southwick was ready to produce a popular programme based around the Green and many local organisations.

Drawing on original programmes and newspapers the exhibition also sets the scene outlining the momentous events of the death of George V and the abdication of Edward VIII. 

 Heritage Talks

Talks are held in Southwick Community Centre at 7.30 pm

Monday 11th September 

The Archaeology of the South Downs National Park
 By John Manley

Monday 9th October 

Secret Sussex Resistance
By Stewart Angell

Monday 13th November 

Step Back in Time—the history of the Argus Newspaper since 1880
By Paul Green