In and around Fernhurst are a number of organisations covering a wide range of interests.
This is a guide to what they offer. We do hope you will support your local organisations.
The Fernhurst Archives
This operates under the auspices of the Fernhurst Society. The archives hold documents and other objects of interest relating to Fernhurst (and formerly 'Farnhurst'), Kingsley Green, Henley and Verdley, in West Sussex, southern England. Items are catalogued, stored and conserved for posterity and study. The holdings include old maps, manuscripts and diaries, photographs, press cuttings and audio tapes of oral testimonies about the people, events,local clubs and other organisations in the locality. These are useful for those interested inlocal and regional British history and heritage, local traditions and customs, and West Sussex family history and genealogy. The Archives in the village hall are open on Tuesday afternoons, 2.30-5.00 p.m. Enquiries to the Archive's Director, Christine Maynard, can be sent via the Society's email: firstname.lastname@example.org/index.html#contacts
The Fernhurst Art Group owes its origin to the Fernhurst Millennium Map. One of its aims is to encourage those who would 'like to, but I'm not sure' to come and have a go in a sociable and friendly atmosphere in a group ranging from beginners upwards. They meet twice monthly on Wednesdays throughout the year. During summer months they meet outdoors in various locations and in winter in the Fernhurst Centre.
Contacts are Les on 01428 652002 or Angela on 01428 641533 or visit our website www.fernhurst.net/art
Classes are run by Haslemere Performing Arts and taught by the principal, Angela Cantan. The dance classes are held on Fridays in the Fernhurst Village Hall from 2.15pm until 2.45pm for Mothers and Toddlers aged from 2 to 4 years.
Haslemere performing Arts is based in Haslemere and the surrounding area. They offer a wide range of classes in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Musical Theatre and private singing coaching.
The Fernhurst Centre
A Community Centre and Internet Cafe awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Services in 2020, offering Broadband internet and computing facilities, and a range of courses. The Centre’s bright and friendly environment is an ideal place to meet friends over a cup of tea or 'bean to cup' coffee and why not enjoy a slice of cake or a biscuit at the same time. Notelets and Christmas Cards featuring local scenes by local artists, bags and scarves are also available to purchase.
Contact 01428 641931 or email
The Fernhurst Choral Society
The choir meets on Mondays at 8.00pm in the Fernhurst Village Hall.
We are 80 strong, mixed voice, and perform four concerts a year with professional soloists and orchestras. Although based in Fernhurst, choir members are drawn from here and the surrounding towns and villages.
Fernhurst Furnace Preservation Group
The remains of Fernhurst Furnace, also known as North Park Furnace, are some of the best preserved in the Sussex Weald. The iron industry flourished here in the 17th and 18th centuries using local ore, charcoal and water power. The untouched nature of the site and the rural surrounding belie the production of cast iron, tools and cannon which was effectively the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Even though there are many ‘hammer/furnace’ ponds throughout East and West Sussex, many people know little about the great historical and social importance of this bygone industry.
Contact The Secretary, Fernhurst Furnace Trust, c/o Vanlands, Van Common, Fernhurst, GU27 3NW
The Fernhurst Good Companions
meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month (excepting August & December) at 2.30pm in the Fernhurst Village Hall. The club provides companionship and interest for people of a pensionable age and gives them the opportunity of giving service.
For information about the Club and membership contact either the Secretary
Mrs. Sue Hodge on 01428 653059 or the Treasurer Mrs Val Newman on 01428 648979. Membership costs just £5.00.
The Fernhurst Horticultural Society
A long standing village organisation with an enthusiastic and friendly membership of over 160, committed to stimulating its members and the wider community with an interest in gardening. The Society holds a series of winter evening talks, with flower and produce shows in spring, summer and autumn, together with open garden events, hands-on workshops and outings to notable houses and gardens.
New members are welcomed and benefits include a discount card at local garden centres and the use of a special card that allows reduced price admission for two persons at the RHS Garden, Wisley.
Copies of the society's schedule are available online. Details of forthcoming events are also posted on the notice board outside the Old Post Office.
For further information contact the secretary Bob Pennington by email email@example.com
The Fernhurst Society
Formed in 1998 with the following aims, to enrich the enjoyment of Fernhurst village and it's surrounding countryside, to promote interest in local history, local life, traditions and customs, to advance and disseminate knowledge of the archaeology, geography, natural history, buildings and architecture of the local district, and to seek protection and improvement of the amenities and appearance of Fernhurst village and its environs.
Contact by email: firstname.lastname@example.org/index.html#contacts
Midhurst Camera Club
A social camera club for traditional and digital photographers of all levels of experience. They warmly welcome guests and newcomers to attend their meetings. The club meets at 7.30pm fortnightly on Wednesday at Cowdray Hall, Parkway, Off Easebourne Street, Easebourne
Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 0AW, between September and May.
The Kingsley Green Society
A local society, to which all residents of Kingsley Green are automatically members (without subscription). It coversaround 130 houses in Hatch Lane, Square Drive, Marley Heights, the Green itself and along the A286. It was set up to monitor local planning and other community issues and organises occasional social events.