Rifles at the Ready ! – World War 2 Food Rationing !


The Targets, Steyning Rifle Range, Steyning.



18th September 2022

11am to 3pm

Organised by the Steyning Downland Scheme and part of the Heritage Open Days. 

FREE ENTRY – but donations on the day to the SDS would be most welcome !

Although no charge for entry, it is essential you pre-register your attendance at: 


A rare chance to visit the Steyning Rifle Range and see how it was used for target practice by the Sussex Rifle Volunteers from 1860 onwards.  To run alongside it there will  be a Refreshment Stall which will also house an educational resource on World War 2 food rationing – a scheme designed to ensure fair shares for all at a time of national shortage.  A great day out for all the family.


May we take this opportunity to thank all our superb and generous sponsors.   Without their support and enthusiasm our Festival could not take place – we really cannot thank them enough.

This year our sponsors are:


HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL - Providing a range of public services making Horsham District a great place to live, work and visit.   Supporting local communities with advice on availability of grants & funding for projects and events; various free training programmes/workshops and start-up business support and information.   www.horsham.gov.uk

RUSHFIELDS PLANT CENTRE - a family run business that has been serving its local Poynings community and beyond for nearly 40 Years. The business began as just a few greenhouses in a field and has blossomed into a diverse centre offering a much-loved Café and Farm Shop, both focusing on local produce. www.rushfields.com

THE SUSSEX GROCER - Knight’s Budgens is a family owned & operated business who have been running award winning shops since 2007.  The Sussex Grocer opened in Steyning last year, providing a vast range of food, drink & household needs.  Many products are Sussex sourced, something of which they are very proud.   www.facebook.com/KnightsBudgensofSteyning


COCOA LOCO Local award winning ethical chocolate producers.  www.cocoaloco.co.uk

HIGGIDY PIES  Local producer, making glorious everyday food to help people live well. www.higgidy.co.uk

STEYNING & DISTRICT BUSINESS CHAMBER - Promoting, protecting and developing the interests of the business community of Steyning and District. www.steyningchamber.co.uk

STEYNING & DISTRICT COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP –Volunteers organising projects/events to bring benefit to residents, businesses & visitors. www.visitsteyning.co.uk

STEYNING PARISH COUNCIL  - supporting community projects wherever possible. www.steyningpc.gov.uk

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Higgidy Family Kitchen

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