Welcome to the website of the Southwick (Sussex) Society

The Society is active in the following fields:

  • Running the Manor Cottage Heritage Centre
  • Campaigning on local issues
  • Commenting upon planning matters affecting the local area
  • Running talks, exhibitions and meetings on matters of interest to those living or working in the Southwick area
  • Publishing local history books and "Wickerwork" - a regular newsletter updating members on activities and local matters of interest

The Manor Cottage is located at 16/18 Southwick Street, BN42 4TE, just north of Southwick Square on the eastern side of the road and is open every Saturday morning from mid May to mid September. Exhibitions are frequently held in the Cottage and entrance is free. The Cottage has a shop selling local history books, pamphlets and souvenir items.

Talks are held on the second Monday of every month from September to April at the Southwick Community Centre starting at 7.30pm. 

Upcoming events - See also Programme for the Year
  • Exhibitions

    Southwick Pictures 

    Saturday 10.30 am to 12.30 pm until June 24th 

    A selection of paintings and drawings of Southwick from the Society's archive illustrating the life of Southwick in agriculture, harbour and urban activities over a period from some 200 years ago to recent times.

    100 years of Service - How Lions have worked in Southwick

    Saturdays 10.30 am to 12.30 pm 1st July to 29th July

    Lions have been providing a service in the local community for 60 years and Lions International have been in existence for 100 years. This exhibition will chart the history of the Lions in the area, originally as Shoreham, Southwick and Steyning lions and more recently as Adur East Lions. There will be a free prize draw for visitors, free gifts for children and possibly a visit from Jasper, the Lions' mascot.

    Southwick Camera Club - 65 Years of Photography
    Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August from 10 am to 4pm

    An exhibition of images showing how photography has changed in the last half century.

Southwick (Sussex) Society