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Were you a Fair Queen?  Which of your school teachers do you remember and why?  What are your favourite memories of growing up in Ditchling?

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Private Charles Pratt's First World War medals return to Ditchling


July 1916


100 years ago at the Battle of the Somme (more ...)


Our War Stories cover pic 300 x 200

celebrating the centenary of the First World War (more ...)

Do you recognise this view of Ditchling?

rear of west street detail 2

click on the picture for some clues


21-82l dancing at crossroads 

Quiz time!  Where was the village work house and other questions?


Copy of 624-6a Wings Place 500 tenements

July 1820 - the Forged Fiver of Ditchling


Family Historians

learn how we we set about recording the inscriptions of all the gravestones in St Margaret's Churchyard and other projects

250.2 p Fair 1948

Celebrating 700 years of Ditchling Fair


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walks, talks, events

for groups visiting Ditchling

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for advance notice of talks and exhibitions


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 your questions answered

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