Henfield High Street contained nearly all the shops to be found in the village. The quantity and variety meant that the village was self-contained and self-sufficient, containing most of what the villagers need for their daily life. This is less so now than only ten or fifteen years ago. The gunsmiths has gone, as has gents' clothing and watch repairing; banks and building societies have closed; two pubs have gone. In this section I'm using the term "shops" to include general businesses such as banks, restaurants, garages, etc.