Our 2 October Walk

We had a great afternoon for our Kingston walk, after a very wet morning. About 25 of us, including two new members, did the walk up the Rife and westward along the Ferring and Kingston boundary across the fields to Kingston Lane, passing Kingston Manor, looking down the old ‘Street’ of Kingston village, over to East Kingston Farm, down to the beach at Kingston Gorse and back along the greensward to the Bluebird Cafe. The commentary I gave (and a few things I forgot to say) is in the Members’ Pages, entitled ‘The Kingston Walk’.

If you are a paid-up member of our Group you can ask me for a Username and Password and get access to these and many more pages of Ferring, and other local, history. – Ed.Miller43@msn.com

1000 Years of Wiston

Our next presentation at 7:30 p.m. on Friday 4th November, at Ferring Village Hall is a talk by Janet Pennington on 1000 Years of The Wiston Estate.


This illustrated talk encompasses some of the ups and downs of the estate ownership over the last millennium.  See how the estate has grown in size, and follow its ownership.



Janet Pennington was born in Sussex.  She is an independent researcher with a degree in the architectural and social history of early-modern Sussex inns and taverns (Thesis). She was the archivist at Lancing College, and also taught local history and palaeography for the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Sussex.

How to use this web site

Welcome to our web site. Below the photograph of Ocean Drive, looking South, on a card 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 ed@ferringhistorygroup.co.uk. 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. – Ed Miller (Secretary).