“Pastfinders” is a group of enthusiasts who meet once a month as a focus and forum for the local history of these two coastal villages and the surrounding area.
Meetings are held generally on the first Tuesday of each month in Sompting at Harriet Johnson Hall, Loose Lane, starting 7.30pm..
Annual Membership: £6 plus £2 each meeting attended. Visitors: £4.00 per evening.
Little known facts:
Lancing has been famous since Victorian times for it’s Romano-British Temple ruin near Lancing Ring.
St Mary’s Church at Sompting has similar status for it’s Rhenish Helm and Saxon origin.
A Roman Road passed from east to west (or vice versa) through both settlements and traces are still to be found in the landscape.
Several literary and artistic individuals are associated with both villages including the poets Trelawney and Swinburne and the author Anna Sewell, who wrote “Black Beauty”.
Like many other locations along the English Channel, both Sompting and Lancing were heavily involved in Smuggling.
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