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About Us


 REMEMBERING ... Thomas Brooker


who died 7 November 2016 ... 100 years ago today (more ...)



July 1916


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





Harry Legg close up 150 

Sgt Harry Legg who was killed in action 75 years ago this month (more ...)



Do you recognise this view of Ditchling?

rear of west street detail 2

click on the picture for some clues




Our War Stories cover pic 300 x 200
celebrating the centenary of the First World War (more ...)


21-82l dancing at crossroads 

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


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


Fair 1948 250

Celebrating 700 years of Ditchling Fair


find out about our

walks, talks, events

for groups visiting Ditchling


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


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 your questions answered

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