Photography was from its early times used to explore and express what people value and enjoy about Binsted's landscape
Here is an image from the Pethers family's collection, about 1895, of the Strawberry Fair barn in its heyday: thresherman with his flail, tall rick behind ready for the winter, the Sussex cattle in the yard feeding on the straw and chaff arisings (the 'thresh) that are thrown or blown over the threshold. What an image to have in mind as we celebrate today's Village Harvest Suppers in the same barn.
The Dutch barn at Church Farm was also well loved though, made of flimsier stuff, it has been blown away at a younger age.
Left: Matilda Tristram's photo of the Dutch Barn by moonlight. Right: Emma Tristram's photo of the Dutch Barn in the (sad) day.
See also the painting of this (now disappeared) barn by Daniel Shadbolt on the Art page.
Photographs of scenes in and around Binsted woods are a subject of perennial fascination, here are a few examples to inspire you: