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NEWS FEED: Cultural Heritage

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 […]

Woodland memories wanted for major history project

August 14th, 2015

Family stories and memories of South Downs woods are wanted for a major project to uncover the secret history that lies beneath the National Park’s ancient woodlands. Secrets of the High Woods is a community archaeology project, led by the South Downs National Park Authority and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to map the […]

Planning Minister visits South Downs National Park

August 10th, 2015

The importance of high-quality design and working with local communities were under discussion when Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Brandon Lewis MP, visited the King Edward VII development in the South Downs National Park on 6 August 2015. 112,000 people live in the South Downs, many work there and millions visit every year. […]

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