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NEWS FEED: History

Heathlands inspired stone carving workshops

July 12th, 2018

Local community groups and schools have been invited to take part in free stone carving workshops with Graeme Mitcheson, the appointed artist for the Heathlands Reunited project. Graeme will be creating works linking seven heathland sites in the South Downs National Park and has been commissioned to create the seven pieces as part of the […]

Community Heroes: Meon Valley Archaeological Heritage Group

July 5th, 2018

You could travel along the A32 at Exton a hundred times and still have no idea that you’d passed through the centre of an archaeological treasure but, thanks to the Meon Valley Archaeological Heritage Group, we now know a lot more about life here 2,000 years ago. The remains of a hall found on one […]

LOCAL HERITAGE STORIES NEEDED FOR PROJECT ARTIST

December 13th, 2017

We are very close to announcing the name of our appointed artist who will be designing sculptures across seven heathland sites in the South Downs National Park. The artists work will reflect what each community values about their heath – from their history and past economic importance to their rare plants and animals. We are right at the very start […]

Summer Holiday Activities

July 25th, 2017

Keeping the kids busy and entertained during the school holidays is a perennial problem for parents but if you are anywhere near the South Downs National Park this summer there’s no excuse to be bored and it shouldn’t break the bank either. Here’s some ideas for fun and interesting  activities: 1. Big Butterfly Count If […]

Jane Austen 200; A life in Hampshire

July 18th, 2017

Jane Austen, one of England’s most famous authors, spent most of her life in the historic and beautiful county of Hampshire, in the South Downs National Park. Its houses, countryside and people provided the inspiration for many of her novels and this year marks the 200th anniversary of Austen’s death. From 1809 until 1817 Jane […]

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