Events planned for the coming year:
On Wednesday 27 March we will be holding our usual ‘AGM Plus’ at Lodsworth Village Hall. Doors open at 7.30pm and the meeting starts at 8pm.
Following the very short official business, we will welcome well-known local character Michael Hubbard, grandson of ‘Winkle’ Ayling the Lickfold ‘Bun King’, long-term postman in this area, previous Petworth Town Crier and regular, well informed and amusing contributor to all our meetings. Part of Mike’s childhood was spent in Collyers Cottages, Lickfold, from where he attended Lodsworth School. His father was away a lot during the war, so he spent many happy hours with his grandparents and uncles at the shop/bakery in Lickfold, helping them deliver their bread and buns. Hence his fond attachment to the Lickfold – Lodsworth area.
Mike will be interviewed by Maggie Benzimra about his remarkably clear memories of Lodsworth parish.
The evening is bound to be fascinating, very humorous and thoroughly enjoyable. All are welcome, members and non-members.
- Every year we arrange an evening visit for members to a house in the parish of particular historical interest. This year we have been invited by Simon and Caroline Laver to visit The Great House in August. More details will be circulated nearer the time.
And on Thursday 14 November we will have our main event of the year in the village hall. Tania Pons, author of ‘A Midhurst Flying Field – The story of a forgotten Naval Air Station at War 1941-1945‘ has agreed to speak. She will tell the story of the South Ambersham airfield which was where the polo fields are now located and where two war-time hangers still stand.
- We also hope to have a workshop entitled ‘How to use the new Lodsworth Community Archive to research your community, your house or your family history’
Details of all these will be emailed or posted to members and will be announced in Outlook.