The WI History of Tillington Parish
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There is indeed a great variety of subjects and photographs, but unfortunately there is no list of contents and the order of presentation seems a little random, and in places the text may prove difficult to follow (Volume I).  These comments are not meant as criticism but to alert the reader to the layout of the document.  It is undoubtedly a splendid account of the history of our parish and the amount and quality of the work is outstanding.  As the judges commented the cover (Volume I) is exquisitely worked and the reader may care to zoom in on this page to appreciate the quality.

Each page of the two volume manuscript has been scanned and is presented here in the original page order.  You will find extremely interesting accounts of medieval history, the war years, farming, our village community, organisations including the WI, village characters and much more, all illustrated with many wonderful old photographs and drawings.

Volume I (- to 1947) contains considerable content and therefore for clarity it has been divided into three parts.  Volume II is shorter and covers the period c1947 to 1965.

A list showing errata for Volume I can be seen by clicking on this link
THE HISTORY OF THE PARISH OF TILLINGTON - VOLUMES I and II

INTRODUCTION

‘The History of the Parish of Tillington’ was written and compiled in the years leading up to 1965 by members of the Tillington Women’s Institute, together with a number of villagers.  It was submitted in two volumes as part of a Kent/Sussex village history competition to celebrate the Golden Jubilee year (1915-1965) of this organisation. 

Tillington WI was awarded fourth prize with the following commendation ‘EXQUISITELY WORKED COVER, illuminated lettering and great variety of contents are special features’…… ‘Well compiled, full of interest and variety.  Colour mounts most effective.  An index would have been a help’.
The WI History of Tillington Parish
PART I
PART II
PART III
COMPLETE
VOLUME I
VOLUME II