The History Group grew out of the Wisborough Green Trust, an organisation that has been fairly dormant since the nineties. Its aim is to record and publish village history. For more information about the Group and how to join, please click here.

The following articles have been written by Richard Bairstow from information collected by the History Group. If you have any further information to add, please contact Sue Killingbeck, History Group Secretary, on 01403 700704.


Newpound Bonfire Society

Nursing Service

Village Life
(Courtesy of WSCC Library Service)

Post Offices

Prosecuting Society

The Telephone Exchanges

The Vicarages

Village Hall


(Courtesy of WSCC Library Service)

Some other subjects which may be of interest (Prepared by Richard Bairstow):

An Extract from William Cobbett’s ‘Rural Rides’
Bastardy in the Village
Bray Williams – Governor of the Workhouse c1835 to 1851

Milk Deliveries

Railway Services
Roads and Tracks
The Bridges
The Killing of Sparrows in the Village
The Napoleonic War and the Threat of an Invasion
The Telephone Service
The Forge
Winter Fertiity Customs

Further information about the history of Wisborough Green can be obtained from the West Sussex County Council Records Office.
Pictures of Wisborough Green in days gone by can be found at West Sussex Past Pictures and the West Sussex Past website is a useful portal to archive, library and museum online heritage services.