Living History Archive

A project by the Felpham Village Conservation Society - History, Heritage & Archive Group

In October 2016 the Felpham Village Conservation Society, History and Heritage archive group held ‘The Felpham Living History Evening’ at the Village Memorial Hall to create a past and present day archive of village life for future generations to enjoy.

The group focused first on the shops and businesses. A Felpham Silver Jubilee Programme for 1977 proved a very useful starting point with a map of all the shops and businesses from Snooks Corner to the Downview traffic lights and along Felpham Way.

Photographs were then taken of all the premises as they are today. These were enlarged and displayed on boards, in street order, around the hall together with any information and pictures relating to earlier or later changes for each. In this way, a timeline was created for the future. All traders in the village were also asked to respond with any information they might have on the history of their premises.

All the photographs, information and shared memories have now been uploaded to this Living History archive. So, you can now click on any business, see what we have already gathered and add your own contribution by clicking the comment tab.

Photos taken by Tony Lord and Roger Brooks with copyright reserved to them.