Cowfold Village History Society

A painting of the centre of Cowfold in the late 1800s, showing Sprinks’ Stores on the left and the Red Lion on the right, by Ellen Davis Browell, daughter of Rev. James Browell, Vicar of Cowfold from 1873 to 1891 (by kind permission of the West Sussex County Library)

Cowfold Village History Society was formed in 2009 to bring together people who are interested in local history through meetings, publications and projects. We have produced a book of Cowfold’s history and organised three village history exhibitions. We support individual research, encourage groups of like-minded people to get together and investigate aspects from Cowfold’s past to the present day. We would be grateful to hear from those who are interested in local history and anyone who would like to share photos, memories, postcards and memorabilia.

We hold an archive that includes aspects of Cowfold’s history and the people who have lived in the village. Where possible we are willing to help with enquiries from those who are researching families and local history. The society hosts four talks a year, normally on the third Friday in February, April, July and October in the Village Hall at 8.00pm (see meetings).