Book on Horsham’s history launched today

JPCT 141013 S13411188x  Horsham. Rushams Road. Holy Trinity Church book -photo by Steve Cobb

JPCT 141013 S13411188x Horsham. Rushams Road. Holy Trinity Church book -photo by Steve Cobb

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The history of a Horsham church and its surrounding area has been documented in a 120-page book which goes on sale today (Saturday November 30).

The Holy Trinity Archive Group has detailed the history of Holy Trinity Church in Rushams Road and the surrounding area in western Horsham, formerly known as ‘The Common’, and raised more than £1,000 towards the book’s printing costs.

Jane O’Sullivan, a member of the group, said: “I will be really glad when it is out, but relieved.

“It is wonderful in a book that contains a large chapter on the history of the local area, that so many current local businesses, individuals and organisations were able to help us financially.”

Benefactors are thanked along with an ‘In Memoriam’ section where contributors paid tributes to loved ones.

The book contains dozens of colour photographs, many of which were found when Jane and Libby Risby stumbled upon boxes that were almost thrown away.

The group is made up of book researcher Rosemary Stock, and Peter Hooker, who drew the picture above and compiled photographs.

‘Holy Trinity Church and The Common - A Brief History’ will be available at the church’s Christmas Bazaar today from noon - 2pm.

All profits from sales of the book, which costs £10, will go to church funds.

Copies of the book can also be ordered by emailing HolyTrinityOffice@talktalk.net or calling 01403 261690.