The Archive is a place for people to learn about the local history of Chiddingfold, research their family history or find out more about the history of houses within the village.
WE ARE OPEN EVERY SATURDAY
The Banking House
Open Saturdays from 10am - 12pm, or by appointment.
The aim of the Archive is to capture the rich history of our village and pass it on to future generations by running exhibitions and outreach programmes to build interest and pride in our village.
This includes copying and making available documents of historical interest, assisting with the safe storage of items of historical value, mounting informative displays on various aspects of village life and history and computerizing village records. The Archive is open on a regular weekly basis for visitors and special visits can be arranged through the Secretary outside public opening times.
Our exhibitions have ranged from Chiddingfold’s many links with ‘rock royalty’, through farming and horticultural heritage, to architectural treasures of the village centre, anniversaries of village institutions like the WI, spotlights on treasures like The Crown pub and Earl Winterton at Shillinglee…
and we have more planned…
Want to help?
If you’re interested in helping, please let us know!
We’re a small team of trustees and volunteers and welcome extra skills.
Alternatively you can support us by becoming a Friend of the Archive, subscribing to support our work and running costs.