The Southwick Society was founded in 1973 and has a large local membership.
It is active in:
- running a heritage centre at Southwick’s Manor Cottage (a listed, timber-framed building, the core of which dates back to the 15th century)
- campaigning on local issues
- being a civic voice on planning and other issues which affect the local area
- running talks, exhibitions and meetings on topics of interest to people living or working in the Southwick area
- publishing works about Southwick’s history – and a regular newsletter (‘Wickerwork’) about our activities and matters of local interest.
The Manor Cottage sits just to the south of the Community Centre, in Southwick Street. It’s open every Saturday from May through to September. There are frequent exhibitions – and entry is free. The cottage has a shop which sells local history books, pamphlets and souvenirs.
Our highly popular series of talks, presented by excellent speakers on local history and wider topics of interest, are held at the Community Centre on the second Monday of every month, from September through to April. (Bearing in mind that in the summer, from May to September, it’s all hands to the pump in running the Manor Cottage Heritage Centre!).
For more information, please contact our Chairman, Mary Candy, on 01273 596127 or our Secretary, Nigel Divers, on 01273 465164. Or you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For membership enquiries please contact John Young on 01273 885302.
You can also find out more about the Society on our website https://southwicksociety.org