CHANCTONBURY RING: THE STORY OF A SUSSEX LANDMARK SPEAKER: DR JANET PENNINGTON
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About the talk: High on the Sussex Downs, Chanctonbury Ring was planted over 200 years ago. However, this wasn’t the first development of the area - the trees encircle the remains of a Bronze Age hill fort, (circa 750 BC) and two shrines from the Roman occupation, (circa 200 AD).
Since ancient times, humans have been fascinated and captivated by the site. If you’ve managed the steep climb up to Chanctonbury Ring you’ll know what a strangely atmospheric place it is. The Great Storm of 1987 destroyed many of Chanctonbury’s trees, but a replanting scheme was commenced in 1990 and this iconic landmark is beginning to take shape again.
About the Speaker: Janet taught at the University of Sussex and was also an archivist at Lancing College. She’s passionate about local history and her PhD on Sussex Inns and Taverns means she’s probably been in more pubs than most people, although she claims it was purely for research purposes …
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