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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Wednesday 5 April 2017

Song Shanty Workshop - Hosted by Secret Shore and the South Downs Society. Saturday the 8th April between 10.30 and 3PM...

The workshops are held between 10.30 and 1 on every second Saturday at the Beechwood Hall hotel (Wykeham Road, BN11 4JD Worthing, West Sussex) in Worthing. We will be learning shanties, and some of the stories, history and folklore around the songs. We will also be incorporating some of the songs learned during the last shanty workshops so that participants can have a chance to learn those too.

There will be a break for coffee.

The workshops are open to all, whether you have taken part in the previous ones or not.

Any queries please contact emilylonghurst@hotmail.com

This the last set of workshops in the Secret Shore HLF project!