Henfield history trail awards for children

Beatrix Crowther (eight) and Florence Crowther(seven) of Fulking with Marcy Ferguson-Smith (eight) of Lancing with organiser Leo Jago (left) and Mark Whiting of AVS Fencing. Pic - Mike Beardall, Oakfield Media

Beatrix Crowther (eight) and Florence Crowther(seven) of Fulking with Marcy Ferguson-Smith (eight) of Lancing with organiser Leo Jago (left) and Mark Whiting of AVS Fencing. Pic - Mike Beardall, Oakfield Media

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Henfield children who took part in a history treasure trail event at the village library received awards for their success on Saturday.

The treasure trail, sponsored by AVS Fencing of Horsham and supported by local businesses, was organised by Henfield Community Partnership. Ten boards telling the stories of famous Henfield people and places had been displayed in village shops. And at half-term the boards were all moved to the library where children were given quiz sheets to complete.

Henfield Library staff Lucy Farr (left) and Sallyanne Burgess with two of the history trail boards. Pic by Mike Beardall, Oakfield Media

Henfield Library staff Lucy Farr (left) and Sallyanne Burgess with two of the history trail boards. Pic by Mike Beardall, Oakfield Media

Said Leo Jago of HCP: “We were delighted with the success of the project, which was designed to bring history to life for young people in the village.

“Many people are not aware of the historical background of some well-known names in the area and this was fascinating for everyone.”

The winning entry was from Megan Hollis (seven) of St. Peter’s School, Henfield. Three runners-up received their certificates on Saturday from AVS Fencing director Mark Whiting. They are pictured, left to right: Beatrix Crowther (eight) and sister Florence (seven) of Fulking with Marcy Ferguson-Smith (eight) of Lancing with Leo Jago (left) of Henfield Community Partnership and Mark Whiting of AVS Fencing.

Henfield Library staff Lucy Farr (left) and Sallyanne Burgess are also pictured with two of the history trail boards.

Report and pictures by Mike Beardall, Oakfield Media.