Beeding and Bramber Local History Society:
Discover Our Past

If you are lucky enough to live in the area, you know that history is all around you. The ancient buildings, the landscape features and probably even your own home have a story to tell. There are local records which give fascinating insights into how people lived. For those studying family history, local research can reveal very moving and surprising personal details.

Beeding Cottages

The Beeding and Bramber Local History Society was formed in 1981 for people who have an interest in the past of the two villages, as well as Botolphs, Small Dole and Edburton. From small beginnings, the society now has many members and meets regularly in the Beeding & Bramber Village Hall.

Talks and Excursions
For Members and Visitors

Talks are held from October to May, on the first Wednesday evening of each month. They cover subjects ranging from the local area and the County of Sussex to general topics of historic interest. Visitors are welcome at these talks, with just a small entrance fee for non-members.

During the summer, excursions are arranged to places of local interest. Wherever possible, the Society uses members of local history societies as guides.

Village Hall
Further details are available via email from The Secretary.

Produced by Members

Four local images from the beautifully illustrated Parish Millennium Map are shown on this page. It was produced by the Society and spans 1500 years of history. It is on view at the Beeding & Bramber Village Hall and copies of the map can be purchased in local shops. The Society also publishes books written by members, such as:

History Booklets

Beeding: History of a Village
Edited by Alison Noble

Bramber: Glimpses of a Village
Edited by Alison Noble

These books are available in local shops. Books and maps can also be obtained by sending an email to: The Secretary.

The Archive
Local Collection

The Society has a large amount of material relating to the local area, including photographs, maps and other documents. This material is stored privately and may be viewed by appointment. Further details are available from The Secretary.

Become a Member
Join Here
Sele Priory

The modest annual subscriptions are either for an individual or for two people living at the same address. If you would like to join, please use the link below. You can then print and complete the membership form and return it by post with your payment. Cheques should be made payable to: Beeding and Bramber Local History Society.

Download the Membership Form (PDF)

Read more about the Beeding and Bramber History Society
on the Parish website HERE,



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Page last updated
25th April 2023