Dr Geoffrey Mead Viscounts & Chicken Stubbers
May 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The ownership of land, and the consequences of that, have a major impact on communities and their environment. Geoffrey’s talk looks at two contrasting communities in Sussex, but which could be anywhere in Britain, to show how these differences manifest themselves.
Patterns of landownership, agriculture, working practices, religious life and even marriage distance and age all contribute to community variety. By studying communities in the Sussex downland and the High Weald, their physical landscapes and their human landscapes we can better understand why communities so close to each other can be so at variance