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NLHG Newsletter Archive



Dear Ninfield History Group Member


Most of you came out and supported our Quiz Night and we much appreciate everyone who came to make it a very enjoyable and fun night. A lot of laughter with the questions having a good mix of fairly easy to fiendish questions!


The prize hamper was won by two new members (an enticement perhaps for others to join?) who beat off by one point Kevin’s team’s determined efforts!


The Calendar of Events has been augmented (?) by Kevin agreeing to put on a presentation, hopefully using the projector screen linked to the laptop on “Tips and Hints for Family Tree and Military research. With luck this will show useful websites and how to interpret what information you can find.


There should be time for Questions and Answers at the end, so bring along anything you want to ask about.


We have decided that the best way to record the many memories of village life is by invitation to ensure that those being asked questions feel comfortable in their surroundings. Those willing to be part of this project can contact Rod Ffoulkes in the first instance so we can set things up to your satisfaction. It seems that a morning session may be preferable, but tell us when it is convenient and we’ll work to your wishes.


Please let us know who you feel would be good sources of memories of the village and contact Rod or any Committee member on the phone numbers below. A convenient date and place (probably your own home) can then be arranged. We are sure that there is a whole wealth of stories waiting to be set down before it is too late.


You all know about our successful Heritage Lottery Grant and we are pleased to also announce that our local PCSO applied on our behalf for a grant from the Police Property Fund and will shortly be handing over a cheque to help us with projects that will bring the village history together.


To keep up to date with what the Ninfield History Group have planned for the year, (and check on the continual uploading of more pages of information) please ensure you bookmark the NLHG website on your computers!


Go to and see what we have already set up, and keep checking for future updates! We also have a facebook page to cater for all tastes and abilities!


Drop us a message if you have anything of interest to add to what we have!

Don’t forget it’s you and your families that are creating the history for the future! Tell us about it now, before it’s lost forever.


One further project we have lined up is for a Centenary Village Map to go alongside that done 100 years ago. That has many caricatures of village worthies and characters of the time, so if you have any budding artists willing to add something similar, please get in touch. It would be a nice comparison to have the new “Centenary” map to display alongside the old, which we would like to present to the Parish Council in recognition of the help and encouragement they provide to all in the Village.


As we are a recently established society, the AGM will probably be fairly short, so we have booked a Guest Speaker to address the meeting about Sussex Customs, after the AGM. Come along, there may be some strange and interesting ones!


If you have anything to add or would like to comment on or any other aspect of Ninfield Past, please contact us!


Everyone is welcome to the regular 3rd Thursday in the month Meetings at the Reading Room in Church Lane. There is a charge of £1 for members and £2 for non-members to help cover the cost of refreshments and guest speakers. Annual membership costs £10 per person.


Our next Meeting is on THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16th at 7:30 pm at the Reading Room in Church Lane. Tips and Hints on Family Tree research!

We look forward to seeing you there, fit and rested and raring to crack on with all this exciting local research!!

If you have an email address, please contact Corinne our Membership Secretary, to ensure you receive the Newsletter and any other NHG updates without delay.


We look forward to welcoming new members, at the meetings, by phone or on line, whichever suits you best. See YOU soon!





FEBRUARY 16th Family Tree & Military Research Tips and Hints



MARCH 21st                Talk by the Manager, Ibstock Brickworks, Sidley


APRIL 18th                         NLHG Annual General Meeting ALL WELCOME!


                                Followed by a guest speaker talk regarding Sussex Customs


MAY                                                     (Date and route to be finalised) VILLAGE WALK, perhaps Beating the Bounds


JUNE 20th                 Exhibition of progress and Carnival memories                


JULY 18th                                 Bonfire Memories


AUGUST                 Summer and School Holiday Break