Most activities suspended

To the members of our Group: Our programme of talks, walks and visits is suspended during the Covid 19 emergency. We will be back in action as soon as we can. We had hoped that would be in early May but the extended locdown will not allow it. If you paid a subscription for 2020 this has been rolled over to 2021 and you will be able to access the ‘Extra Pages for Subscribers’. You will also get your copy of our 2021 printed magazine – either at our 7 May meeting or, before then, by contacting me.

To all our readers: Our research and writing continues. Enjoy the material on this web site. I would welcome any contributions or questions on the history of  Ferring or West Sussex.  – Ed Miller (Secretary)

How to use this web site

Welcome to our web site. Below this photograph of Ocean Drive, looking South, posted in 1939, is a summary menu of what is on the site. Most of the pages are available to any visitor to this site, and the many articles of Ferring History may be quoted from, or reproduced in full, as long as there is an acknowledgment of Ferring History Group as its source. 

Other pages, with more detailed history, and (in time) many photographs, are for our members, who pay an annual subscription and, on application, are given a user name and a password. If you have a user name and  password please enter them in the box, below, right. If you are a member but do not have, or have forgotten, these please e mail If you are not a member, please use the contact button, on the panel above, right, to see how to become one..

You do not have to be a member to come  to our meetings (7.30 on the first Friday of February, May, August and November, in Ferring Village Hall) – we welcome visitors at £3 per head, paid at the door. Please go to the ‘Who we Are and What We Do’ tab below the photograph for more information about us and  news of when we shall be resuming our quarterly meetings – Ed Miller (Secretary)