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The latest Tweets from Worthing Downlanders (@downlanders). Worthing Downlanders are an environmental campaign group based in West Sussex. Worthing. considering: theKent Rover givesyou3consecutive days of unlimitedtraintravel for£38 per adult (with upto4kidsat£5 each); and in Sussex the Downlander Pass​. Worthing Downlanders. 45 likes. SUPPORTING The Castle Alehouse, 1 Newlands Road, Worthing West Sussex 7 people went. LikeCommentShare.

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Worthing Downlanders. 45 likes. SUPPORTING The Castle Alehouse, 1 Newlands Road, Worthing West Sussex 7 people went. LikeCommentShare. Downlander is an all-inclusive Off-Peak day travel ticket, giving great value travel across the South Downs. The Worthing Downland Estate, Worthing Downs or Worthing Downland, is an area of land in the South Downs National Park in West Sussex, England, close to the town of Worthing . decision followed a six-year public campaign led a group called the Worthing Downlanders (formerly the Stop the Cissbury Sell Off group).






The culture of Sussex refers to the pattern of human activity and symbolism associated with Sussex and its people. It is informed by Sussex's history as an Anglo-Saxon kingdomEnglish countydiocese of the church and present-day cultural region.

Sometimes thought by outsiders to be some sort of rural adjunct to London, Sussex has a cultural identity as unique as any other English county. The reputation for independence also extends to admiration of the independence of others and toleration of others.

Sussex is known for its strong tradition of bonfire celebrations and its proud musical sussex. The county is home to England's largest arts festival, the Brighton Festival.

Brighton Pride is one of the UK's largest and oldest gay pride parades. The feast day of Sussex's patron saintSt Richard of Chichester16 June, has been observed since as Sussex Day to celebrate the county's culture and history. Sussex's building materials reflect its geology, consisting of flint on and near the South Downs and sandstone in the Weald.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, Brighton and Lewes both developed black glazed bricks [10] and Worthing developed pale yellow bricks. Typically conservative and moderate, [14] the architecture of Sussex also has elaborate and eccentric buildings rarely matched elsewhere in England including the Saxon Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Sompting ; Castle Goringwhich has a front and rear of entirely different styles; and Brighton's Indo-Saracenic Royal Pavilion.

Rare elsewhere, but common in Sussex is the Sussex cap, a type of blunt pyramidal roof of red tiles on a church tower. Made with two horizontal rails connected by several vertical rails with two diagonal bracing rails, it is heaved into place by feeding the two horizontal rails into two larger holes in one gate post, and then heaved in the other direction tightly into two smaller holes in the other gate post.

From the medieval period, there are numerous examples of the Wealden hall houseespecially in the east of the Sussex Weald.

Important works from the 20th century include the International style De la Warr Pavilion[21] and Chichester Festival Theatre and University of Sussexboth fine downlanders of Modernist architecture. Hove resident Elizabeth Hawkins-Whitshedwho produced films about the Cresta Run in Switzerland and whose films were shown at Hove Town Hall in has been called the first identifiable woman filmmaker.

His films included a silent film adaptation of Downlanders Mayor of Casterbridgein collaboration with the novel's author Thomas Hardy. Turner Several screenwriters of note are from Sussex. Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh also spent much of their lives in Sussex. The historic county is known for its "seven good things of Sussex".

Sussex is particularly known for puddings: such was the reputation of Sussex that it sussex said that "to venture into the county was to risk being turned into a pudding yourself". Sussex is also known for its cakes and biscuits known as Sussex Plum Heavies [48] and Sussex Lardy Johns, while banoffee pie was first created in in Jevington. It includes the 18th century beer brewers, Harveys of Lewes as well as many more recently established breweries.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries there existed a high level of patriotism towards Sussex. Sussex has a centuries-old reputation for being separate and culturally distinct sussex the rest of England; [4] [61] This sense of separateness inspired intense patriotic sentiment and strongly infused Sussex literature from the s.

As a former kingdomSussex had a strong identity from this period, which was enhanced by its framework of a long coastline, the South Downs and the wooded Weald to its north. This can be deduced from a variety of sources, but perhaps the most striking are the earlier estate maps from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Almost all of them place south at the top of the mapopposite to the standard convention of north-up. Belloc called Sussex "the resistant county". Poverty and isolation had been key to the strength of a distinct Sussex identity; once they were removed, that identity weakened. In Stella Gibbons 's novel Cold Comfort FarmFlora Poste, the central character muses that "Sussex, when all said and done, is not quite like other counties".

Some have suggested that the distinct cultural Sussex identity is fast diminishing, as parts of the county under urban sprawl. Historically, Sussex has had its own dialect with regional differences reflecting its cultural history. It has been divided into variants for the three western rapes of West Sussex, the two eastern rapes of Lewes and Pevensey and an area approximate to the easternmost rape of Hastings.

Various mythical creatures and beings have been associated with Sussex, often inspired by landscape features such as hills, barrows and woodland. These include dragons and giants, fairies and the Devil. St Leonards Forest was also home to a dragon first recorded in AD. According to legend, St Leonard was injured in the forest and Lilies of the Valley grow where his blood fell in an area of the forest is still called The Lily Beds.

St Leonard requested that snakes be banished from the forest and the nightingales which interrupted his prayers should be silenced. The legendary Bevis of Hampton is in Sussex folklore a giant often associated with Arundel, where he was supposed to live and would sometimes stride across the sea to the Isle of Wight. A belief in fairies was formerly widespread. Harrow Hill near Worthing is the site of a small hillfort and some Neolithic flint mines.

According to an old woman who lived on Lee Farm, the hill was the last home of the fairies in England. They finally left when the archaeologists came to dig on the hill. In Sussex folklore, the Devil is often portrayed as a folk villain and a figure of fun, outwitted either by the local populace or in some stories by St Dunstan or St Cuthman.

In the early 20th century and earlier, the traditional Sussex sense of humour was characterised by understatement[75] deadpan delivery [76] downlanders black comedy.

The historian Desmond Seward has described the Sussex sense of humour as "dry, ironical and occasionally savage". Two Sussex variety and music hall comedians achieved significant success in the early 20th century - Max Millerwho was probably the greatest stand-up comedian of his generation, [78] and Chesney Allenwho was best known for his double actFlanagan and Allenthat he formed with Londoner, Bud Flanagan.

Madeline Smith and Kirsten Cooke were comic actresses in the late 20th century, with Cooke best known for her role in the popular s sitcom 'Allo 'Allo! Robin Driscoll is best known as a writer of Mr. Writing in the early 16th century, Andrew Boorde was author of the first Sussex guidebook to Europe.

First published inthe 17th song describes Sussex's four large Wealden forests of St LeonardsWorth, Ashdown and Waterdown Forests as if they were four wood nymphs driven away from their woodland abodes by the cutting down of woods to supply the county's iron forges.

Sussex's rivers, which spring from the forests are sussex as water nymphswhich sympathise with the wood nymphs' plight. One of the most prolific playwrights of his day, Fletcher is thought to have collaborated with Shakespeare.

The poet, writer and Member of Parliament Hilaire Belloc — spent most of his life in Sussex, growing up in Slindon and returning to the county downlanders live at Shipley. Belloc's works include The Four Men: a Farrago in which four characters journey on foot across the Sussex from Downlanders to Harting. Belloc is downlanders in an annual celebration in Sussex known as Belloc Night that takes place on the writer's birthday, 27 July, in the manner of Burns Night in Scotland.

She is known for her many novels in the British regional literature genre, which are set in the borderlands of Sussex and Kent. Poet, playwright and novelist Maureen Duffy comes from Worthingwhile the novelist Hammond Innes —98 was born in Horsham. In addition there are writers, who while they were not born in Sussex had a strong connection. This includes William Blake —who moved to Felpham in on the advice of Sussex poet William Hayley Tried and cleared of the crime of sedition at the county court of Quarter Sessions inBlake returned to London later that year.

Wells was brought up at UpparkSouth Hartingnear Petersfieldwhere his mother downlanders housekeeper. He also went to school and taught in Midhurst. Rudyard Kipling — also spent much of his life in Sussex, living in Rottingdean and later Burwash. While the novelist John Cowper Powys is particularly associated with Dorset and Wales, he lived in Sussex from the mids sussex They received there many important visitors connected to the Bloomsbury Groupincluding T.

EliotE. ForsterRoger Fry and Lytton Strachey. Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle — spent the last thirty years of his life in Crowborough. In Henry James — leased Sussex House in Ryeand purchasing it two years later, spent most of his last 18 years there, where he wrote several major works.

Lamb House was subsequently home to both E. Benson and Rumer Godden. Milne lived in Ashdown Forest for much of his life and set his Winnie-the-Pooh stories in the forest.

Sussex's rich musical heritage encompasses folk, classical and popular genres amongst others. Passed on through oral traditionmany of Sussex's traditional songs may not have changed significantly for centuries, with their origins perhaps dating as far back as the time of the Downlanders Saxons.

Claude Debussy wrote much of La mer whilst in Eastbourne. Other artists include Ed HarcourtThe Go! While Glyndebourne is one of the world's best known opera houses, the county is home to professional orchestras the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra [90] and the Worthing Symphony Orchestra. The historic county has been a single diocese after St Wilfrid converted the kingdom of Sussex in the seventh century.

The seat of the Sussex bishopric was originally located downlanders Selsey Abbey before the Normans moved it to Chichester Cathedral in Historically, the west of the county has had a tendency towards Catholicism while the east of the county has had a tendency towards non-conformism. During the Marian persecutionsseveral Sussex men were martyred for their Protestant faith, including 17 men at Lewes.

The Society of Dependants nicknamed the Cokelers were a non-conformist sect formed in Loxwood. The Quaker and founding father of PennsylvaniaWilliam Penn worshipped near Thakeham ; [93] his UK home from to was at nearby Warminghurst. Hugh's Charterhouse, Parkminster near Cowfold. In the 14th century, Thomas Bradwardine 's work crossed the boundaries of science, philosophy and religion.

Bradwardine later became Archbishop of Canterbury. Pell's equation and the Pell number are both named after 17th century mathematician John Pell. Pell is sometimes credited with inventing the division sign, which has also been attributed to Swiss mathematician Johann Heinrich Rahnone of his students. In the 19th century, geologist and palaeontologist Gideon Mantell began the scientific study of dinosaurs.

In he sussex responsible for the discovery and eventual identification of the first fossil teeth, and later much of the skeleton of Iguanodon. Braxton Hicks contractions are named after John Braxton Hicksthe Sussex doctor who in first described the uterine contractions not resulting in childbirth.

In the 20th century, Frederick Soddy won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on radioactive substances, and his investigations into the origin and nature of isotopes. In the social sciencesSussex was home to economist John Maynard Keynes from to The founding father of Keynesian economics sussex, he is widely considered to be one of the founders of modern macroeconomics and the most influential economist of the 20th century.

In the early 20th century, Sussex was at the centre sussex one of what has been described as 'British archaeology's downlanders hoax'. In the bone fragments were exposed as a forgery, consisting of the lower jawbone of an orangutan deliberately combined with the skull of a fully developed modern human.

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