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NEWS FEED: History

Lest we forget: Six South Downs places where we remember

November 11th, 2016

For Armistice Day, SDNPA’s Anne Bone looks at five places where we remember those affected by war in the National Park There are many places across the South Downs National Park where I pause to reflect on the impact of wars, both past and present. Cheriton The last war to be fought on these shores […]

Lest we forget: Remembering Edward Thomas

November 11th, 2016

To mark Remembrance Day, SDNPA’s Nick Heasman, writes about Edward Thomas – South Downs writer and war poet ‘It is almost one hundred years since a single bullet passed through the chest of Edward Thomas at the Battle of Arras in France, taking his life on Easter Monday 1917. Like many others I first discovered Edward […]

Secrets of the High Woods film

September 23rd, 2016

Over the past three years the Secrets of the High Woods project has captured LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data which has discovered a host of human stories hidden beneath the trees. This film tells the story of the project, from its inception to the volunteer experience and details the archaeological discoveries. Intrepid volunteers have […]

Secrets of the High Woods Revealed: A celebratory Conference

September 16th, 2016

On Friday 23 September the Secrets of the High Woods project findings will be revealed with a conference at the South Downs Centre in Midhurst. The project has used LiDAR mapping, oral histories, archival research and archaeological excavations to discover the hidden archaeology hidden beneath the landscape of the South Downs. There will be talks […]

Lynchmere Heath Across the Ages Event

September 16th, 2016

On Sunday 25 September join us on Lynchmere Heath from 10:00 to 17:00 for a free family event hosted by the Lynchmere Society in partnership with South Downs National Park Authority. Discover how our ancestors used our heathlands and what you can do to help preserve them. Travel back in time with the ‘Heath across the […]

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