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NEWS FEED: History

National Mills Weekend

May 13th, 2016

National Mills Weekend is the annual festival of British milling heritage. This year it’s on 14 and 15 May and it’s a fantastic opportunity to visit mills, many of which are not usually open to the public. Until the invention of the steam engine, wind and water were the only source of power and have […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ancient mill becomes gateway to South Downs

June 19th, 2015

One of the National Trust’s most unusual historic buildings, Winchester City Mill, is to become an official gateway to the South Downs National Park this summer. Set in the heart of England’s former ancient capital city, Winchester City Mill has a history dating back more than a thousand years, and is one of just a […]

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