The Childhood Project - is our new gather and share project based in Sussex, spanning the last century. We will be exploring the lore of the playground, as well as childhood memories and traditions of Sussex family life. We will be applying for funding in early 2019. If you would like to help contribute to this project please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or watch this space for news updates….
Songs and superstition, poetry and play, farming and food, dialect and dance; just some of the heritage that can be shared through this easily searchable website, including all kinds of written and audio visual material.
There are three main ways of navigating Sussex Traditions:
Founded in 2015, Sussex Traditions is a new cultural charity. We gather and share traditions handed down by the people of the county: arts and activities, beliefs customs and crafts, songs and stories. More about us…
Foundation Project 2016-17
We have completed our Foundation Project year! With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, South Downs National Park and several other funding bodies we have successfully populated our database with over 5000 records relating to Sussex Traditional Song. This material has been the stimulus for schools workshops and adult education days.
We will be expanding our work on other Sussex topics, exploring children’s lore, crafts, food & drink, sports & games and more, as well as continuing our work on traditional song. Please contact us if you would like to Join In or Support Us.
On Saturday 26th January, there was the the first of two linked events at Holy Innocents Church, Southwater, to celebrate the wonderful singing of the famed Horsham character, Henry Burstow (1826–1916). He was a shoemaker
Wassail, a wassail, a wassail we begin, A