Our friends at the Ditchling History Project are a fantastic resource for so many things Ditchling. Their website has a comprehensive timeline of the fair dating back hundreds of years. Go have a look!

However right now they are looking for volunteers to join them in a one-off project to research the impact of World War I on the village - house by house - street by street.

By gathering as many people as they can to help, they hope to be able to bring together the stories that tell of the impact of the war on the village as a whole.

Their end goal is to create a commemorative trail around the village showing those who served overseas as well as those who joined the land army or worked in reserved occupations.

If this sounds of interest to you you and you would like to research your house or gather friends and neighbours together to look at your street, then please get in touch with them

 

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About Ditchling Fair

In 1312 King Edward II granted John de Warenne, Lord of the Manor, the right to run a Fair in Ditchling 'in the eve and in the day and in the morrow of St Margaret the Virgin' and thus was to be celebrated on July 20th.

More information is on The Ditchling History Project website...