Findon Valley

Findon Valley

Explore the history and community of Findon Valley.

Images

Images of Findon can be found on our West Sussex Past Pictures website.

Go to 'Advanced Search: Catalogue' and search for 'Findon' in 'Any Text'.

Further images of Findon are also available on the West Sussex Record Office Online Photo Database.

Newspapers

The current edition of the Worthing Herald is available to view at Broadwater, Durrington, Ferring, Findon, Goring and Worthing libraries. Paper copies are kept for one month in all libraries except Worthing, where they are kept for one year. 

Back issues of the Worthing Herald 2017 onwards, the Worthing Gazette 1884, 1901-1925 and 1939-1945 and a collection of newspaper cuttings about the Worthing area are available to view on the public computers in all 36 West Sussex Libraries, as searchable digital copies.

The Argus and West Sussex Gazette are available to library members from home via Press Reader.

The Worthing Herald and monthly Worthing Journal magazine have some content available online through their websites and Facebook pages. Back issues of the Findon News Magazine are available online from 2016.

The Times Digital Archive includes some coverage of events in Findon and West Sussex from 1785-2014 and is available to all library members from home. The British Newspaper Archive has digitised copies of the Worthing Gazette 1889-1960 and the Worthing Herald 1921-1958. You can access the British Newspaper Archive for free through the public computers in any West Sussex Library.

For any enquiries about newspapers, please use our Ask a Librarian form.

Maps

A current map of Findon can be found on the Ordnance Survey website.

Historic maps of Findon are also available on the National Library of Scotland Maps Database.

Directories

Some Kellys Sussex Directories can be found on Ancestry - available free in all West Sussex Libraries. Some directories are available as digitised copies on the public computers in all libraries  - see our Digitised Directories Helpsheet. You can search the library catalogue to see which directories are available on microfiche. For any queries, please use our Ask a Librarian form.

House History

If you are researching the history of your house, the National Archives House Research Guide is a good place to start.

West Sussex Record Office also have many sources to help with your investigations.

Online Resources

Victoria County History - Findon

Founded in 1899 and originally dedicated to Queen Victoria, the Victoria County History (VCH) is an encyclopaedic record of England's places and people from earliest times to the present day.

Findon Photos

Modern day photographs of Findon, put together by Findon Village Community Website

Francis Frith’s collection of old photographs of Findon

History of Findon Valley

History of Muntham Court- now Worthing Crematorium

Muntham Court - article from Freddie Feest's Worthing History website

Findon Neighbourhood Plan

Findon Cemetery search/find a grave

Findon Village History

Findon Archaeology

St John the Baptist Church, Findon

All Saints Church, Findon Valley

Family Search genealogical resources and links – Findon

Free database including billions of indexed records from around the world including UK parish registers and census. You will need to sign up for a free account.

Genuki genealogical resources and links - Findon

Free virtual reference library of genealogical information for the UK and Ireland.

Places of Interest

Cissbury Ring

High Salvington Windmill

Honeysuckle Lane

Durrington Cemetery

The Gallops

Local Walks

Cissbury Butterfly Walk

Findon

Chanctonbury   

Worthing Town Trails

12 walking trails exploring places of historical interest around Worthing. Available to print or download.

Local Information

Findon Parish Council

Adur and Worthing Council

Findon Village Community Website

Local Organisations

Findon Sheep Fair

High Salvington Residents Association

West Sussex County Council Local Clubs and Societies Database

More Help and Information

For further information and help with any of these resources, please fill in an Ask a Librarian form and the Enquiries Team will be happy to help.

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