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NEWS FEED: Cultural Heritage

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. […]

South Downs creatures go to town

July 13th, 2015

Adonis blue butterflies, rose chafer beetles, peregrine falcons, brown hares and wartbiter crickets were among the South Downs creatures ‘on the loose’ in Lewes on Friday 10 July as more than 400 children paraded through the town in costumes inspired by the National Park’s wildlife. Across Lewes and surrounding villages, year 6 children had been […]

Community tapestry goes on display

July 2nd, 2015

A tapestry which captures every home in the South Downs communities of Iford and Swanborough has been unveiled for the first time. The artwork, four years in the making, was created by members of the local community with the support of the South Downs National Park Authority’s Sustainable Communities Fund. It is on display at […]

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