What is the South Downs Schools Living History Project?
Over the next two years we are embarking on a unique partnership between The Friends of the South Downs and four West Sussex Primary schools. This project has been made possible by a £10,000 contribution by the Friends of the South Downs and a £48,700 grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Our knowledge of how people lived on the South Downs is being lost. A generation who remember the South Downs prior to the introduction of intensive agriculture, hastened by the food demands of the Second World War, are now in their late 80s and 90s and these precious memories will be lost forever if they are not recorded now...
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Mystery Building 1
Who can identify this little building and the water gushing out beside it? Where is it? What was it for?
Mystery Building 2
Chris was walking with his brother, Jonathan, on the Downs this week and came across this building. Chris can think of no other building on the downs that looks like this one. What was it for? When was it built, and why is there a 'double wall' on the south side? We would really welcome your ideas and suggestions.
Interactive Map of the South Downs
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