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Leonardslee Gardens
LEONARDSLEE GARDENS IN LOWER BEEDING

It may be that the days of world fame are long gone, but there is great excitement and anticipation now that the Leonardslee estate has been bought by entrepreneur Penny Streeter. Click here for more.

St Mary's House Bramber

ST MARY'S HOUSE IN BRAMBER

Whilst St Mary’s captivates passers-by with its simple charm, those entering inside enjoy a tapestry of intriguing features, with every room telling a story. For full story click here

Horsham Ice Rink

HORSHAM ICE RINK

Horsham ice rink proved to be a pleasant surprise, adding some much-needed magic sparkle to Christmas in Horsham. Read the full story here

Knepp Safari

KNEPP SAFARI

The Knepp estate is running safari tours to demonstrate the success of its rewilding project. For full story lick here

RSPB Pulborough Brooks
RSPB PULBOROUGH BROOKS

Through binoculars, I’m looking out across the wetlands of Pulborough Brooks, to a willow tree where a Peregrine Falcon is perched. It dawns on me that this is the first time I’ve seen one in the wild; at least one that I knew was a Peregrine. Click here for more

Parham House
PARHAM HOUSE AND GARDENS
Parham Gardens is one of the region's most fascinating homes, with a garden on the verge of chaos delighting both Parham's residents and thousands of annual visitors. Click here for full story

Horsham Riverside Walk

THE STORY OF HORSHAM RIVERSIDE WALK

The Riverside Walk is a 13-mile trail around the outskirts of Horsham, taking in many beautiful and historic sites. Full story at http://aahorsham.co.uk/content/riversidewalk

St Catherine's Hospice
ST CATHERINE'S HOSPICE: WHERE THE SMALL THINGS COUNT

A special feature on the hospice - based in Crawley - which cares for over 2,000 people across Horsham, Crawley, Mid Sussex and East Surrey every year.. For the full story visit http://aahorsham.co.uk/content/stchospice


The Happy Mondays

TUBTHUMPER: CAN THE BIG KAHUNA HAPPEN IN HORSHAM?

It was inevitable. The moment that someone announces something new and exciting for Horsham, the hanging basket brigade would be out to destory it! Full story at http://aahorsham.co.uk/content/psychics

Horsham town Christmas lights

HORSHAM BLUEPRINT FORUM

 Horsham Blueprint is an open forum for the people who live or work in the town to contribute ideas for a neighbourhood plan. http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/blueprint

Roots to Growth

ROOTS TO GROWTH

Roots to Growth is a scheme run on the edge of the Wiston Esatte in Washington, in which vulnerably housed people can grow their own produce. Full story at http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/roots2growth

CoCo's Foundation

STORY OF THE COCO'S FOUNDATION

The team have recently returned from another emotiuon trip to South Africa. Next, the charity - formed by a team of local hairdressers - could expand to Nepal.. Full story at http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/cocos

Girlguiding Horsham

GIRLGUIDING IN HORSHAM

Despite major changes in modern society, the Girlguiding movement remains as popular as ever here in Horsham, thanks in part to the gift of a campsite. For a full report see http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/girlguides

Sedgwick Park House

SEDGWICK PARK HOUSE

Sedgwick Park House is one of the most historic sites in the district. We meet current owners John and Clare Davison, who have big ideas for the future. Full story at http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/sedgwick

 

Billingshurst Unitarian Chapel

BILLINGSHURST UNITARIAN CHURCH

The Chapel may be tucked away off Billingshurst High Street, but after an English Heritage grant, the Unitarians are making a song and dance in the community.  http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/unitarians

Oak Tree Farm Care

OAK TREE FARM: RURAL CARE

A focus on outdoor activities that appeals to the people (most of whom have an autistic spectrum disorder) that visit Oaktree Farm Care each week. Full story at http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/oaktree

Horsham Gingerbread
REVIVING HORSHAM'S FAMED GINGERBREAD
Horsham's was famous for its gingerbread, but was all but forgotten for nearly 100 years. Now, Horsham's traditional gingerbread is back on the shelves. Story at http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/gingerbread
Chesworth Farm
CHESWORTH FARM RESTORATION PROJECT
A large scale habitat restoration project has been completed at Chesworth Farm, with the aim of encouraging flora and fauna. Full story at http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/chesworthfarm

Horse Ploughing

WEST GRINSTEAD & DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY PLOUGHING MATCH

Visitors tot he 2014 event were treated to ploughing through the ages, from horse ploughing to a selection of modern machines pulling six furrow reversibles. For the report and pictures see http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/ploughing

Guy Bridgewater, Vicar of Horsham
HISTORY OF ST MARY'S CHURCH IN HORSHAM
We visit St Mary's, the ancient parish church of Horsham, and meet a vicar who is trying to balance all aspects of the church in a modern world. For the full story visit http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/stmarys

Wey & Arun Canal

STEADY PROGRESS AT WEY & ARUN CANAL

The ultimate goal is to restore the entire canal to once again create a network that stretches from London to Portsmouth. London's Lost Route to the Sea. Full story at http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/weyaruncanal

Warnham Nature Reserve

WARNHAM NATURE RESERVE REMAINS A HIDDEN GEM

Warnham Nature Reserve continues to be one of the ebst spots in Sussex to view local wildlife. As well as having one of the county's biggest heronry, rare sightings have included an Osprey and Avocets. For the full story see http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/warnhamnature

 

ABC Animal Sanctuary

ABC ANIMAL SANCTUARY IN WEST CHILTINGTON

The sanctuary still has a great amount of work to do, although its inspirational founder Alexandra Bastedo has passed away. Visit http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/abcsanctuary

North Horsham

CONCERN FOR GREENFIELD LAND IN NORTH HORSHAM

Horsham Council has outlined a plan to build on land in North Horsham. But the plan has been labelled 'illogical' by the Horsham Society. For the full story visit http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/northhorsham

 

 

Storror
STORROR: A FREE RUNNING SENSATION
Storror, a group of free runners, may have started life in horsham but they have gone on to thrill crowds around Europe with their incredible stunts. Click here for more.
Anne Hawes

WEST SUSSEX LIVERY IN DIAL POST

Anne Hawes runs the West Sussex Livery in the village of Dial Post. Here,she keeps her own horses for eventing, runs a livery yard, and operates a horse and pony share scheme for adults and children. Click here for More

David Hellyer
THE PUPPET MASTER
David’s full time job is as a Youth Leader at Kingdom Faith Church, but in his spare time he runs Hellyer’s Puppet Workshop, creating puppets similar to those on Sesame Street or The Muppets.  Click here for more
St Leonard's Forest

THE STORY OF ST LEONARDS FOREST

St Leonards has spent more than a century recovering from two great battles. Firstly it was plundered for its timber, and then it came under attack from an army...of rabbits! Click here for More

Spitfire Experience
SPITFIRE EXPERIENCE IN WISBOROUGH GREEN CABIN
A fantastic replica cockpit of a World War Two spitfire has been connected to a simulator to create a unique experience in a Wisborough Green cabin. See menu link...
Pond near Mannings Heath

HOW HAMMER PONDS DROVE THE IRON INDUSTRY

Horsham is fortunate in that it boasts a number of beautiful, tranquil ponds, which are located across the High Weald. But once upon a time these ponds were bustling sites of an extensive, environmentally destructive iron industry. Click here for More

Ridge Farm Studio

RIDGE FARM STUDIO IN RUSPER

Just five years after the release of Be Here Now by Oasis, Ridge Farm Studio in Rusper closed. Here is the story of one of the great rural studios. Click here for More

The Blue Idol

THE BLUE IDOL QUAKERS AND WILLIAM PENN

The Blue Idol in Coolham was founded by Quakers including William Penn, a man who would have a huge impact on the history of America. Read about his life. Click here for More

Warminghurst Church

THE MAGIC OF WARMINGHURST CHURCH

Warminghurst Church is far from being one of the wonders of the world. But any visitor to the church will be in little doubt that they have found one of the great hidden treasures of the Horsham district. Click here for More

YMCA Horsham

YMCA: THERE'S NO NEED TO FEEL DOWN

We tend not to think of Horsham as a town that has an issue with homelessness.That's largely down to the work of Horsham Y Centre. Click here for More

Jonathan Lucas

WARNHAM DEER PARK: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST

Breaking the record for the number of points is not the ultimate goal at Warnham Park Estate which has been world-renowned for its Red Deer for over a century. Click here for More

West Grinstead Station

WEST GRINSTEAD STATION

Ken Bartlett was the station master on the last day, and 46 years since his last day at the station, he remains a local resident. Click here for More

The Ark

THE ARK IN HORSHAM

The Ark provides food but also vital information for the homeless of Horsham, as well as those with drug, gambling and alcohol addictions... Click here for More

Sir Charles Burrell

KNEPP ESTATE: GRAZING THE DEAD

Fallow deer flee as Sir Charles Burrell drops a gear as he attacks a muddy slope at the wheel of his 1953 Pinzgauer. Click here for More

Dame Vera Lynn Trust School for Parents

DAME VERA LYNN TRUST SCHOOL FOR PARENTS

In Five Oaks near Billingshurst, there is a special school that is achieving incredible results in helping parents develop the skills of children with cerebral palsy. Click here for More

Farlington School

FARLINGTON SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

At the school’s formation in 1896, the focus was very much on how to be ladylike. The aim was to produce ‘decorative and charming wives for successful men’. Times has changed... Click here for More

Colditz Glider

RE-CREATING AN ESCAPE FROM COLDITZ

During World War Two, British prisoners of war at Colditz Castle began work on one of the most daring of escape attempts ever considered. Click here for More

Withyfield Cottage

THE COTTAGE THAT HELPED SAVE A FARM

When Alice and Janice Griffiths were thinking of ways to secure the future of the family farm in
Partridge Green, they turned their attention to an old chicken house. Click here for More

Great House Farm

FIGHT FOR GREAT HOUSE FARM

Barry and Owen Charman have switched from dairy farming to beef farming at the historic Great House Farm in Southwater. Click here for More

Tom at the Amber Foundation

AMBER FOUNDATION: GIVING PEOPLE A SECOND CHANCE

No to days are ver the same at The Amber Foundation in Ockley, which helps troubled young people get back on their feet  Click here for More

Kingdom Faith

KINGDOM FAITH CHURCH'S GROWING INFLUENCE

Kingdom Faith has been growing steadily over the years, but in recent years its impact and influence on Horsham has been more evident. Click here for More

Travellers

TRAVELLERS: WE COME IN PEACE!

About ten caravans arrived at a scenic site overlooking Windmill Quarry just before Christmas. We speak to the group about their lives as travellers. Click here for More

Christ's Hospital Band

ONCE A BLUE, ALWAYS A BLUE

Christ’s Hospital School is unlike any other school in the world. We visited on a very special day to find out why... Click here for More

Muntham House School

MUNTHAM HOUSE SCHOOL FEATURE

We visit Muntham House School in barns green. Is there more to it than a school for naughty children? Click here for More

Chanctonbury Ring

ARE THERE GHOSTS ON CHANCTONBURY RING?

Chanctonbury Ring has, for many years, been a site of great archeological and historical interest. But is it haunted Click here for More

A Monk at Parkminster

THE MONKS OF ST HUGH'S

We spend a day with the monks at St Hugh's Charterhouse in Parkminster near Cowfold to find out about the lives they lead. Click here for More

Holbrook Animal Rescue Centre

HOLBROOK ANIMAL RESCUE CENTRE

Strange things are happening at Holbrook Animal Rescue in Horsham. In the aviary, there is a starling that the rescue centre has raised as a chick. His best friend is a rabbit! Click here for More

Camelia Botnar Foundation

THE CAMELIA BOTNAR FOUNDATION

In Cowfold on the rural outskirts of Horsham, the Camelia Botnar Foundation has been providing incredible opportunities for such young people for more than 30 years. Click here for More

Duncan at The Greets

THE STORY OF THE ACID BATH MURDERER

When the head of Horsham CID forced open the door of a small brick building in February 1949, he had walked -unwittingly - straight into John George Haigh’s workshop of death. Click here for More

ABC Sanctuary

ALEXANDRA BASTEDO'S CHAMPIONS ANIMAL SANCTUARY

There’s a small sign on a gate that leads to the ABC Animal Sanctuary which reads ‘Beware Dobermanns, Donkeys and Ducks’. Click here for More