Bygone Steyning, Bramber and BeedingAuthor: Aylwin Guilmant
Pretty much the only book on the history of Steyning, Bramber and Beeding, now back in print after being unavailable for a number of years – we have had a print run of 60 produced, so get one now or never!
Now in a paperback volume, with colour and black and white photographs and illustrations, the book traces the history of these three villages, whose present rural peace belies their history as a busy trading hub. Bustling river trade on the Adur combined with their position as centre of a thriving agricultural community, with markets, fairs, a castle, a priory, a great collegiate church and, by the 10th century, even a mint; all these made them places of importance in the Middle Ages.
Essential reading for all locals, past and present, and also of interest those just passing through!