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2020 AGM Plus ‘The wildlife year in Sussex’

A talk by Michael Blencowe of the Sussex Wildlife Trust
Lodsworth Village Hall – Thursday 2 April 2020 – 7.30 for 8pm

Michael BlencoweMichael is a regular contributor of fascinating wildlife tales from our locality.  He has worked for Sussex Wildlife Trust for nine years and is their Senior Learning & Engagement officer.  Sussex Wildlife Trust is the leading charity for wildlife conservation in Sussex and has over 35,000 members all supporting wildlife conservation and education across the county.  Its nearest nature reserve in Lodsworth is the heathland at Graffham Common in the south of our parish. Michael is currently writing a book about extinct animals which will be published this autumn.

  • At the AGM Plus, we will also have a display featuring the Lodsworth Habitat Survey Project carried out by a team led by Jamie Brooks Fisher
  • More previously unseen photographs and artefacts
  • Our Community Archive will of course be open for your perusal

Don’t miss what will be a fascinating and enjoyable evening.

101 Facts about Lodsworth

Our new publication ‘101 Facts about Lodsworth‘ is available from the village shop Lodsworth Larder or from Ian Buckingham.

We have already sold over 150 copies, so get your’s soon before they run out!

It contains a wealth of interesting, unusual and amusing facts and tales about our parish of Lodsworth. The ‘facts’ cover history, places, people, events, occupations, sports, societies, famous artists, unusual nicknames and much more.

It should be of particular interest to newcomers and visitors to Lodsworth, but we expect that even long-term residents will learn something from it!

Lodsworth wedding 100 years ago

Can anyone identify any of the people in this photograph of the guests at a Lodsworth wedding in 1919?

Click for more details and a larger version of the photo.

The Society wins Best Website of the Year Award

We are delighted to announce that LHS is the proud winner of the ‘Best Website’ category of the prestigious annual awards from the Community Archives and Heritage Group (CAHG).  An extract from their press release follows:

“The Lodsworth website stood out for its all-round design, accessibility and quality. It is evident that a lot of thought has gone in to using easily-available templates and functionality, with clear links to the society’s research into local history and encouraging local residents to take an interest. Events pages are kept well up to date and the whole site contains a real community feel.  While some websites focus on visual impact alone, the Lodsworth just seemed rooted in offering a quality experience.”

The awards were announced on July 11th at the CAHG annual conference held at University College, London.  The photograph shows Dr Nick Barratt, known for his presentation of the BBC series Who Do You Think You Are? who presented the award, with Ian Buckingham, the designer and creator of the website.

Exploring the history of our village