West Dean Arboretum with Tom Brown, Head Gardener

West Dean Arboretum with Tom Brown, Head Gardener

I am with Tom Brown, the head gardener of West Dean Gardens in West Sussex. Tom takes me to have a look at the lesser part of the fabulous gardens there, the Arboretum. It is autumn and the magnificent trees are changing colours. Join us as we stroll up the chalky slopes of the Southdowns […]

Exploring Duncton – The ancient game of Stoolball

Exploring Duncton - The ancient game of Stoolball

I am once again back in Duncton looking at the games played on the village green in times gone by. Stoolball is a sport that dates back to at least the 15th century, originating in Sussex, southern England. It may be an ancestor of cricket, baseball, and rounders, in fact stoolball is sometimes called “cricket […]