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NEWS FEED: History

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 […]

Catch a bus to win a family day at Amberley Museum

April 9th, 2015

A visit to Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre is bound to make for a great day out for people of all ages. There are plenty of things to enjoy on the 36-acre site whether you’re discovering the printworks, climbing aboard the iconic Southdown buses, exploring the telecommunications centre or taking a ride on the narrow-gauge […]

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