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NEWS FEED: Cultural Heritage

On the eleventh day of South Downs Christmas…

December 23rd, 2015

For the eleventh day of our South Downs Christmas, we have a lovely festive song thanks to the South Downs Folk Singers. As you can see from the photo there are slightly more than eleven of them. Listen to them singing their pipes out on this rendition of Sweet Chiming Bells, recorded at their monthly meeting in […]

On the seventh day of Christmas….

December 18th, 2015

On the seventh day of Christmas the South Down National Park gave us… Swans-a-Swimming at Swanbourne Lake. Swanbourne Lake started off life as a Mill Pond which was recorded as far back as the Doomsday survey. In the late 18th century the pond was enlarged to form the lake which is fed mainly by the ‘Blue […]

Find your perfect volunteering match

October 30th, 2015

The South Downs Volunteering Fair 11am-3pm, Saturday 7 November South Downs Centre in Midhurst Hundreds of new volunteering opportunities across the South Downs will soon be easier to find for people wanting to gain new skills, discover local history, make new friends, get exercise or enjoy nature. The new interactive online volunteering map, developed by […]

Ghosts and fairies in the South Downs

October 29th, 2015

A study of myths and legends across Sussex and the South Downs has revealed that areas within the National Park could be home to 80 per cent more fairies and a third more ghosts than the average across East and West Sussex. It also reveals that there could be almost twice as much magical treasure […]

Roman catapult to be unveiled for first time at South Downs’ event

August 28th, 2015

A Roman siege engine called an onager – potentially capable of firing a 4.5kg weight more than 360 metres – will get its first public demonstration at the Secrets of the Heath event in Hampshire on 5 and 6 September. Petersfield Heath will be invaded with the sights and sounds of 3000 years’ history over […]

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