• Binsted Village Blog

      • Exploring Binsted Park

        Sunday 6th May 2018
        The Bald Explorer visits a fascinating and lovely corner of West Sussex in the South Downs National Park, guided by village resident and local landscape historian Dr Emma Tristram PhD.  All the more poignant as this treasure would be ruined by t...Read More...

        Big Transport Plans in Binsted that Came to Nothing

        Saturday 7th Apr 2018
        This article appeared in the 'Binsted Bugle' section of Walberton Parish News April 2018.   In 1838 a London-to-Portsmouth railway was planned by George Stephenson Consulting Engineers that passed through Binsted and Walberton. &...Read More...

        Binsted Lamentations: Festival Preview

        Saturday 23rd Dec 2017
        The beauty of Christmas carols is their mix of joy with sadness - and the ultimate victory of hope over sadness.  This is true of other traditional spiritual music too.   Emma Tristram is preparing for the June 2018 Binsted Arts Festi...Read More...

        Binsted in terrible danger: Have Your Say

        Saturday 2nd Sep 2017
        Binsted's village, countryside and majestic woods, and its peace and tranquillity, could be lost forever to future generations. Highways England are holding a consultation about the Arundel Bypass (lasts till 16th October).  One of its three...Read More...

        Tuppers Field - last comments today!

        Wednesday 9th Aug 2017
        TODAY Thurs 10th Aug is the last date you can comment on this application, the Parish Council is asking us all to do so. Our representatives leading the case against this development have prepared below  a “How to comment” handout c...Read More...

        South Downs Society at the 2017 Strawberry Fair

        Thursday 3rd Aug 2017
        Many visitors at Binsted in July !   The Society manned a very successful stall at Binsted Strawberry Fair.  A raffle of a bottle of champagne, donated by our corporate patron ...Read More...

        Harvest and the Shape of Binsted

        Wednesday 20th Jul 2016
        Harvesting is happening in Binsted this afternoon.    This rich central area of arable fields, surrounded by stream-valleys with grazing marsh, is the reason Binsted has the shape it has, and why it feels so old. Binsted is a non-nucl...Read More...

        Impressions of the 2016 Binsted Arts Festival

        Monday 4th Jul 2016
        It's Friday morning 10 June; after months of planning we're here at last, decorating St Mary’s, Binsted's tiny medieval church, in excited anticipation of the first Binsted Arts Weekend. Armfuls of foxgloves, red campion and moon da...Read More...

        The success story of Binsted's first Arts Festival

        Wednesday 29th Jun 2016
        ‘It was a hugely enjoyable and successful festival,’ one Art Workshop participant, Diana Mitchener, said. ‘I totally understand why Binsted should remain untouched - it is a very special place.’ What is it about Binsted tha...Read More...

        Binsted, Past Present & Future

        Tuesday 31st May 2016
        On 31st May 2016, the Arun West group of U3A (the University of the Third Age) enjoyed a gripping talk by Emma Tristram, editor of 'Binsted & Beyond', on 'Binsted Past Present & Future'. Emma talked about Binsted's in...Read More...
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