Categories
Uncategorized

WW2 Kingston Near Lewes Presentation – 1940-1945

After Dunkirk, everything changed. The Sussex coast was threatened by invasion. Evacuees were evacuated, to be replaced by British and Canadian soldiers.

Categories
Uncategorized

WW2 Kingston Near Lewes Presentation – 1918-1940

Just twenty years after the Great War, the war to end all wars, a Second World War was declared.

Categories
Uncategorized

Newmarket Hill Healthwalk; Life and Death on the Downs!

Sunday’s guided history walk was wild, wet and windy, but well worth the challenge. A hardy few joined me for a challenging morning full of life and death through some 5,000 years of history. Our first stop was a short excursion of a few yards along the headland of a muddy ploughed field immediately to […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Brighton and beyond: collaborative approaches to managing urban prehistoric monuments

Originally posted on Doug's Archaeology:
A session for the CIfA conference that we filmed. This one dealing with the local archaeology, for the conference: Session Abstract The venue for this year’s CIfA conference is also one of the region’s more interesting and important prehistoric monuments: an early Neolithic Causewayed Enclosure. This sits within a…

Categories
Uncategorized

Evoking Woodingdean

CLIFFTOPS Writers present OUR OPEN EVENING: Local Historian David Cuthbertson of the WOODINGDEAN SOCIAL HISTORY PROJECT Will be wanting your ***WOODINGDEAN WRITING*** He will speak on the importance of EVOKING A SENSE OF PLACE:  …writing for future historians… FOLLOWED BY Q & A SESSION BRING YOUR QUESTIONS! BRING YOUR STORIES! ……………………………………… Free entry. All ages welcome. […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Castle Hill and Balsdean Healthwalks

A year or more ago, realising I was studying the downs from the comfort of a chair via the Internet, I decided to become a Brighton Healthwalk leader. It is an excellent way for me to get off my bottom, get some exercise, whilst informally sharing some of my local and natural history knowledge of […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Project Title?!

Those who read my previous post will know I have been struggling to find a good title for my revised history project. I had a self printed business card which used the above picture as a background image. Its original title was: Newmarket Farm History Project But the new project title: Of Sheep & Fish: […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Of Sheep and Fish

It has been a while since I wrote a progress report; I have been busy with other stuff (lots of new commitments), but I have also been busy pulling together a new formal historical archaeology project proposal for this project as a whole. This has been happening on and off for the past two or […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Guided Walk of Balsdean, Castle Hill NNR, and Newmarket Farm

As part of Brighton & Hove City Council’s Health Walk programme I am leading a 4.5 mile history tour of the Balsdean and Kingston Downs. It starts at 10am on Monday 15th July, from the Falmer Road car park, immediately north of the village of Woodingdean, near Brighton, Sussex. Hopefully we will finish before 1pm. […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Newmarket Farm’s Slate Roof

The Newmarket Farm was probably built in about 1831 – which puts it right at the end of the Georgian period. The archaeological evidence, in keeping with personal memories and the above photograph, all indicate that for most of its life it was roofed with Welsh slate. But has it always been roofed with slate […]