The Village Trust

Village Trust and Archive

In forming the Hadlow Down Village Trust our aim was to record the memories of the village and its people in sound, vision and print for future generations, and to preserve vital oral history and accounts of village life in the twentieth and twenty first century.

The original idea came from Eddie Westfield who felt strongly that we record this type of social history, and retain interesting documents and photographs for future generations. A Trust was formed in May 2018 and our first task was to secure the wonderful archive of Peter Gillies, author of the excellent HadlowDown: An Autobiography. We have been well supported by local people who have donated or lent us old photographs and material to scan and archive, and shared their stories.

We aim to share the images and stories with you here, if you have any stories or ephemera you would like to pass on to us please do get in touch.