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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Tuesday 3 September 2019

The Chairman's recent talk can now be viewed online: 'Belloc and Wine'!

As previously advised, our meeting at Rusper Parish church, on the 18th of May, was a great success. Bellocians may recall that Mike Hennessy (our Chairman) gave a presentation on 'Belloc and Wine', from the pulpit, and it can now be viewed online.