Long a quiet and picturesque spot in Sussex, as the 19th century dawned, Henfield found itself a stop on the busy London to Brighton coaching route, before the railway arrived half a century later casting all else before it. Spurring a vibrant century long market gardening industry it was also then to depart. See some of the highlights of the people, places, industries and recreations of Henfield past.
If you have historic photographs of Henfield in your personal album, please let us know and we will be happy to consider them for accession to the collection.
'Farewell to the Cyclists Corps', Henfield High Street, 1915. The Corps had been stationed with local people in the village who were no doubt fearful of what awaited the men. Ultimately, most saw only coastal defensive duties. Henfield Museum Collection
Selected B&W and Sepia Gallery
Interested in finding a photo of something specific from Henfield's past or searching for a relative? Get in touch - we may have what you're looking for in our large archive. Please contact us for commercial use or if you would like to use a high quality or restored version of any of the museum collection images below.