Past Images Of Findon Valley

Here we are trying to tell the history of Findon Valley with old images

A Collection Of Past Images Of Findon Valley In Our Recent History

Do you have any old photos of Findon Valley that you would like to share with Findon Valley Residents’ Association, and be displayed on our website?
We’d love to hear from you! Ask at the Library or email the Chair @ FVRA

Our very first residents didn’t leave any pictures! The neolithic flint mines are 6,000 years old. The hill fort ramparts are a bit more recent, dating from around 250BC
Victorian painting, looking north up the pastoral Valley from around The Heights.
Looking down the Valley from the Bost Hill area, over 100 years ago, c1920.
South Downs at Findon. Shepherd with crook and dog on the South Downs. Farm houses belonging to Rogers Farm in the distance. This Image was taken in c1931, taken from the same hillside as the image above but lower down. Can you see the same landmarks in both images.
A hand coloured version of the one above
South Downs at Findon. Not found out when this Image was taken, whether or not this image was taken befor or after the two images above is up for debate, but it was taken from the same hillside as the two images above but again lower down. Can you see the same landmarks in this image as with the two above.
Cissbury from Church Hill, showing the latest fashions! The spire of Findon Church can just be seen, bottom left.
From Bost Hill, near the Zigzag, looking towards Chanctonbury. Nepcote is seen as a tiny settlement.
Findon Valley more as we recognise it. Note the Vale School Hall. No children’s playground yet.
Housing development spreading from the King’s Parade area. Vale Avenue in the foreground.
During World War Two, Findon Valley had its own Home Guard. The risk of invasion was very real and these men were ready to step up and defend if that happened. Do you recognise yourself or a relative?
Looking south near King’s Parade. No parking congestion then, and the buses would have been more frequent.
Parham Road, with a lovely Bond 3-wheeler car. Cars like this could have been legally driven with just a motorbike licence, so they were economical.
A thriving and somewhat ‘leafy’ King’s Parade. The cars would all now be called ‘classics’.
The Tour de France didn’t come through Findon Valley so we think this was the ‘Milk Race’ in the late 1960s. Does any resident know more about this?
This picture is also a good view of the old Cissbury Hotel.
Findon Valley used to have four banks in King’s Parade! Nice Ford Zodiac parked outside.
When Findon Valley Library was built there were no houses surrounding it, and Lime Tree Surgery was in a house on Findon Road.
A “Then & Now” comparison of the BP garage. The old image is a bit blurred but full of character. How much would petrol have cost back then!!
All Saints’ Church was built amongst green fields!
Cissbury Ring seen from a back garden in Sullington Gardens, before Long Meadow and its bungalows were built.
View from Bost Hill featuring Central Avenue, before Long Meadow and Shepherds Mead were built and developed.
From Bost Hill a gent looking at Cissbury
From Bost Hill looking NE down track and across the Gallops to Findon Vale
From Bost Hill Looking NE over Findon Valley to Chanctonbury with foreground seat
From Bost Hill looking over Findon Vale to Cissbury
From Bost Hill Military Personal – looking NE along the Gallops with soldiers sitting on grass with West Hill clump in the distance
From Bost Hill a sheperd herding sheep up the hill with Chantonbury Ring in the distance
From Bost Hill a view down Bost Hill track with 3 adults and 2 girls sitting on bank with Cissbury behind
From Bost Hill – A view SE to the coast with 3 children sitting on the track and a man with a bicycle nearby with a house on the hill
From Bost Hill showing sitting figures looking over Findon Valley to Cissbury
Image appears to be from above Bost Hill looking north east with Nepcote in the centre. Fascinating to look to identify existing roads and buildings. The farm in the foreground no longer exists? Image owned by Mr Paul Tosevin.
Cissbury Down Estate
Findon Valley – All Saints Church
Findon Valley – The interior of the Findon Valley Church Hall
Early photograph showing sheep being driven along Long Furlong road to the Findon Sheep Fair circa 1950
Sheep being driven along Long Furlong to the Findon Sheep Fair circa 1950
Early photograph of The Square, Findon, walking up along School Hill towards the junction of the High Street and Horsham Road, with the continuation of School Hill between the two buildings opposite, circa 1950
The Square, Findon, walking up along School Hill towards the junction of the High Street and Horsham Road, with the continuation of School Hill between the two buildings opposite, circa 1950
Early photograph of The Square, Findon, looking south along School Hill from the Junction Horsham Road / High Street, circa 1960
The Square, Findon, looking south along School Hill from the Junction Horsham Road / High Street, circa 1960
A view of Findon Valley from Bost Hill
A view of Findon Valley from High Salvington
A view of Findon Valley looking east from High Salvington showing Coombe Rise with the downs in the background
A view of Findon Valley looking east from the Gallops over the valley to Cissbury
Looking north east from the Gallops across a partly developed Findon Valley estate to Cissbury
Early photograph of Findon Valley in development taken halfway up Bost hill, Image of Findon Valley circa late1930s early 1940s
Early photograph of Findon Valley in development taken halfway up Bost hill, Image of Findon Valley circa late1930s early 1940s
Looking north east over Findon Valley to Cissbury from Salvington Hill
From Findon Valley looking north west to High Salvington
Early photograph of High Salvington looking from Findon Valley area of Findon in the late 1920s
High Salvington looking from Findon Valley area of Findon in the late 1920s
A view of Findon Valley looking southeast from Bost Hill pre-development
In Findon Valley looking southeast from the forecourt of the Cissbury Hotel across to Kings Parade
A duel view of Findon Valley looking northeast and southeast from Bost Hill
In Findon Valley overlooking glass houses to Cissbury
A northward view what is now the Findon Road with houses on the left and telegraph poles with many crossarms
Northbound on the A24 showing the bends before you reach Findon Garden Centre on the left, about where the sign is in the central reservation. Image owned by Mr Terry Field.
Early photograph of a public House called The Black Horse at Findon, West Sussex, circa 1950
A public House called The Black Horse at Findon, West Sussex, circa 1950
From Findon Valley a view west down Cissbury Avenue with High Salvington and West Hill beyond.
In Findon Valley a view west up Vale Drive towards High Salvington with a butchers shop on the right hand side corner
In Findon Valley looking east up Lime Tree Avenue
This is Cissbury Gardens about 30 metres in from Coombe Rise heading in a northerly direction. Image owned by Mr Terry Field.
Around 30 years ago, plans where drawn up to show the proposed route for the A27 tunnel bypass skirting Findon Valley