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POW Press release-29 Mar 18

On 29th March 2018, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, announced that he has approved the planning application to build 1,800 houses on Dunsfold Aerodrome. See details: POW

Great War Project – advance sales – see below!

Spring Meeting and AGM

Monday 30th April, 2018

See the flyer: Spring 2018

We meet in Rudgwick Village Hall for the brief AGM at 7.30pm.

Note: doors open at 7.00pm for advance purchase of “Rudgwick’s Great War”. Come early to reserve your copy. Samples of both volumes available for inspection. For details, see below.

The talk follows after a break for coffee. 

Country Chronicles

(A Sussex Wayfarer’s Nature Notes)

a well illustrated talk by David Johnston

David is a photographer, author and diarist of West Sussex.

His latest book is as in the subtitle above. Visit

All welcome (£2 entry for non-members). Why not come along and join the society. Subscriptions from £2 to £5.

Not paid up for 2018 or not sure?  If you pay your subscription in cash, please contact Roger Nash, Membership Secretary, via this website’s contact page.


Subscriptions for 2018 are normally accepted until the end of May. 

Those who pay by Standing Order, please ignore this.

Great War Project

An exciting year ahead brings the publication of ‘Rudgwick’s Great War’ to fruition, in two paperback volumes.
For those who have been interested to read our Diary entries in Rudgwick Magazine, every couple of months since 2014, the end of the diary and the war it chronicles are now getting closer.

Announcing…..Advance sales from 1st April 2018

Vol 1 front cover final

Vol 2 front cover final

Rudgwick’s Great War, by Roger Nash, in two volumes, will be available from 1st September.

Trust us to produce the books, and you can have them at a discount by buying between 1st April and 31st July. No sales in August.

Advance discount:

Volume 1 – £9. Volume 2 – £5. Together – £12.50.

Society members, contributors and others are invited to subscribe to the project by voluntarily adding a tenner (£10) to your advance subscription, returnable in a year’s time.

There is no pressure to do this, other than knowing you are helping to make the project viable. Full prices below.

How to pay

  1. Please post or deliver cash or cheque to me, Roger Nash. Address on application via website contacts page (cheques to the Society please).
  2. Deliver (NOT by post) to the parish office secure letter box in the village hall, clearly labelling envelope ‘Rudgwick Preservation Society Great War Project’.    By kind permission of the clerk.
  3. Come to our Spring Meeting on 30th April (see above).
  4. Hand to any member of the committee known to you.
  5. Parents and staff  may leave envelope, clearly marked (including name and address), at school offices, Rudgwick School and Pennthorpe School

For further details of the contents, see here

An order form can be downloaded HERE

From 1st September, books will be available for distribution and for further sales. Nearer the time, we will give details of  how you may pick up your subscriber copies, or buy full price copies.

Provisional Full price sales (subject to adjustment):

Volume 1 £10, Volume 2 £6, together, discount: £14.

Major Sponsors:

Rudgwick Parish Council, RPC, and Berkeley Homes

RPC_logoBerkeley Homes jpeg

Other local sponsors

1   We are committed to sympathetically restoring the old brickworks quarry at Rudgwick back to agricultural land. We are honoured to be able to support this important local project and pay our respects to all those that fought in the First World War.


As owners of Rudgwick Brickworks, we are delighted to support Rudgwick Preservation Society on this excellent project.

Logo RedEstablished in 2013 by two old friends Richard and Bill, the two master brewers enjoy making a wide range of both traditional and also unusual beer styles. Find us at Rudgwick Brickworks.

Rudgwick Walks Programme, 2018

The programme of free walks, from May to August, is now on the Walks page of this website.


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