The adjoining villages of Yapton and Ford sit between the South Downs and the sea in the economically important West Sussex Coastal Plain.  

Ford dates from the 12th century and Yapton from the 11th century although there is evidence of even earlier settlement.  

Rich in social and architectural history the parishes boast two large Conservation Areas and 17 Listed Buildings as well as many others of  "Special Interest".


The Yapton & Ford Local History Group are celebrating the Centenary of Ford Airfield (HMS Peregrine, RNAS Ford, RAF Ford, Ford Junction) with an exhibition which will take place on Saturday 9th June in the Yapton & Ford Village Hall and adjoining playing field.

Please see here for latest news on this event.

We are inviting groups, especially those with an aviation interest, from the Bognor and Chichester area to apply for a 4 x 4 metre pitch on the playing field. Successful applicants must provide their own tables, chairs and gazebos if needed. There will be no charge for the pitch and it is an opportunity for clubs and groups to raise funds for their own organisations.

The exhibition will be open to the public between 11.00 am and 4.00 pm.

Pitches will be allocated on a 'first come first served' basis, and on suitability for the event.

For those interested please contact the Chairman, Allen Misselbrook, on 01243 552715 or 07905 814347. Alternatively contact us via e-mail at infoyaptonhistory.org.uk

For more info please see here.


Yapton & Ford Local History Group exists to research and promote the architectural and social history of the parishes of Yapton and Ford.

We research, collect, catalogue and make available, information relating to the history of the parishes and since our founding in 1992, we have amassed an extensive library of information.   We also have a monthly social event where guest speakers are invited to talk about an aspect of local history.

Most of our events are also open to the public, as is the information we collect about our villages' history.


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