SOUTHWICK Society celebrated its 40th anniversary with a gathering at Manor Cottage.
Members and guests met at the Southwick Street heritage centre on Thursday for the unveiling of new plaques to mark the occasion.
An exhibition about the history of the society and its work within the community has been put together, along with information on the cottage itself.
Chairman Mary Candy said: “Putting on lots of exhibitions can sometimes mean the cottage itself is overlooked as an asset but it is, of course, probably the oldest surviving house in Southwick and we have worked this year on improving the presentation of the building itself.”
During the evening, a special award was presented to Nigel Divers for his 40 years of service to the society.
He became secretary when the society was formed in 1973 and has since then mounted hundreds of exhibitions at Manor Cottage on its behalf.
See tomorrow’s Herald for a picture feature.