A village history in West Sussex
Westbourne History Group
Numbers 1 to 5 inclusive out of print, further information on details and costs visit:
Sindles Farm packs an enormous amount into a small volume, with a diversity running from a quick look at early history of the Parish right through to the (then) current paperwork necessary for government subsidies.
There is much here for the local historian, for those interested in farming folk and for those interested in farming methods.
John Veltom explains most clearly the financial challenges faced by farmers in 2003 – it would appear that little has changed. He describes with humour and humility how a town boy left school in 1944 determined to be a farmer – and succeeded.
Early history of the farm is outlined, with details of the incumbent farmers from the early days to the arrival of the Veltoms in 1954. Along the way the reader will also learn of incidental matters such as Conservation of wildlife and woodland, Field names and Tied Cottages.