Communicating the South Downs


Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website.

Secrets of the High Woods on tour – exhibition and activity days

Beneath the wooded countryside of West Sussex and Hampshire lies a forgotten landscape, littered with traces of past communities who lived and worked in the South Downs.

We are sharing the story of these people through a touring interactive exhibition,   helping you discover people who, like us, lived and worked in and around the South Downs.

View this landscape with new eyes. Sometimes a bump on the ground is just a bump, but sometimes it can tell a story…

Exhibition dates and venues

14 Feb – 3 March at West Sussex Record Office
Open: Tues-Fri 9.15am – 4.45pm and Saturday 9.15 – 12.30pm & 1.30 – 4.30pm

Associated events at West Sussex Record Office:

Family archaeology workshop (free), Monday 20 February 2017
Discover the secrets hidden beneath the local landscape with an introduction to archaeology, the chance to handle genuine artefacts and learn identification skills. Sessions suitable for adults and accompanied children 5+.  No previous knowledge required.

Evening talk, Tuesday 28 February 2017