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NEWS FEED: History

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 […]

Secrets of the High Woods Celebration

September 13th, 2016

A family discovery day celebrating the heritage of the South Downs will bring history to life at the South Downs Centre and Capron House gardens in Midhurst on Saturday 24 September 10am-4pm. There will be a range of activities, from Renaissance dancing and fight demonstrations, to fun children’s archaeology activities. There will also be the chance to try out archery […]

Find family fun at horrible heathland history weekend

August 16th, 2016

Secrets of the Heath, 3 & 4 September 11am-5pm Petersfield Heath FREE Discover the horrible histories of South Downs heathland on 3 and 4 September with the chance to join a Saxon shield battle, come face-to-face with a highway woman or fire a Roman catapult.   As well as re-enactments,a Medieval camp and rides in […]

Capability Brown in the South Downs

August 16th, 2016

Portrait of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, c.1770-75, by Richard Cosway (17421821)/Private Collection/Bridgeman Images Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, baptised on 30 August 1716, was a landscape designer whose style has shaped what we think of today as quintessential English countryside.  At the end of the 1600s most landscaping was rigidly formal reflecting man’s power over nature. ‘Capability’ Brown’s […]

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