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The beautiful West Sussex village of Amberley is only about 4 miles away from where I live, so there’s no excuse for failing to make the most of the excellent events which are scheduled at the Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre. In fact if you’re within travelling distance of the Museum I highly recommend a […]

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As was the case with my outing last Saturday to Parham House and Gardens, I have placed another local institution firmly into my diary. The annual Worthing Birdman competition takes place every summer on Worthing Pier. In many ways this exemplifies a combination of eccentricity and daring (and the more technical skills utilised by many […]

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Parham garden weekend is a local institution and one which I had no intention of missing this year. I live within 2 miles of Parham House (just outside of Storrington in West Sussex) and yet I have never got around to visiting its interiors  or gardens. Decades ago I used to ride my horses and […]

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If any of you live in a village or rural area here in the UK then chances are there’ll be a village day or village fete each year. These are national institutions harking back centuries – a time when local Artisans, bakers, farmers and produce suppliers would come together to display and sell their goods. […]

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I recently nipped down the road (literally) to the Sussex Game and Country Fair, where I’ve photographed the Knights of Middle England at Parham a couple of times before. Needless to say they’ve been equally entertaining on each occasion. Those of you who have seen movies such as Sleepy Hollow, the Da Vinci Code, Robin […]

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The Sussex Game and Country Fair at Parham in West Sussex is a local institution, and one I’ve grown very familiar with in the last two decades. Parham House is a magnificent example of Elizabethan architecture, and its history goes back over 400 years. Having been built in 1577, it is now home to Lady […]

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After the weird and violent climate anomalies we were subjected to last year here in the UK, it’s nice to have something resembling normality. The first day of June saw warm temperatures (20°) and some bright sunshine (not always abundant in these climes). Consequently this brought people out in droves, not least because the forecast […]

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