Hilaire Belloc bought King's Land (in Shipley, Sussex), 5 acres and a working windmill for £1000 in 1907 and it was his home for the rest of his life. Belloc loved Sussex as few other writers have loved her: he lived there for most of his 83 years, he tramped the length and breadth of the county, slept under her hedgerows, drank in her inns, sailed her coast and her rivers and wrote several incomparable books about her. "He does not die that can bequeath Some influence to the land he knows, Or dares, persistent, interwreath Love permanent with the wild hedgerows; He does not die, but still remains Substantiate with his darling plains."

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Sunday, 17 February 2013

The 'Belloc' Day in Amberley, Sussex...

This notice regards the forthcoming 'Belloc' day in Amberley on the 23rd of February.

If you haven't booked to attend the talk I regret to say that it is too late as the function room cannot accommodate any more people. However, you are welcome to participate in the Amberley walk, which will start after the talk given by Chris Hare ('Belloc and Sussex' at One Thirty), and the 'Folk' evening in The George and Dragon (please note the change of venue) from Seven Thirty onwards. Please assemble at the George and Dragon, in Houghton (over the bridge from Amberley Railway Station), for the walk at Three o'clock. 

If you are attending the talk, and have booked, please don't remind me as this will just confuse me! If you are booked for the talk, and not for food, please do so now or you will NOT be fed. But if you have sent me a notification, regarding food, please do not remind me for the aforementioned reason. 

Furthermore, if you do intend to eat you must turn up at Twelve in order for the George and Dragon to get everyone fed, on time, for the talk. 

Finally, it promises to be a splendid day out and I suspect that much fun will be had by all. 

Amberley Castle and Gardens

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