New: View Our Sidlesham Heritage Display (Outdoors!)

Updated: Jun 28

Sidlesham Heritage Displays

Our members have set up a Sidlesham Heritage exhibition, to share information of the important history of the local area. The display is viewable in the glass windows of the Little Orchard Nursery and will feature new content, plus the exhibits produced last year by the Weald and Downland Living Museum’s curator, Julian Bell, for their 2020 exhibition on the Land Settlement Association.

Sidlesham Heritage Centre sign

Organiser, Dr Bill Martin, announced this week, “The Sidlesham Heritage Centre is up and running at Little Orchard Nursery (No 74) on Lockgate Road (PO20 7QQ) with the kind permission of Len & Aart Dubbeldam. The display explains the origins of the Land Settlement Association (LSA), the heritage trail, the LSA house at the Weald & Downland Living Museum, and will feature LSA stories, starting with Josh Aitchison, who came to Sidlesham as a road builder and stayed on as a LSA employee. The display also lists some of Sidlesham’s other local history features and it will be updated every 3-to-6 months.”

Sidlesham Heritage Centre posters close-up

You can learn more about the history of the Land Settlement Association through our Sidlesham Heritage Project.