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Nonprofit Commits $50 Million to Prevent Gentrification East of the River    I’m as against gentrification as the next person, but how do you stop the invasion of people with money by spending millions of dollars? 274 more words

Packing for Petworth

The final day of our bank holiday trip yesterday, before the inevitable return to work. We got everything shipshape and made tracks about 830, saying au revoir to the lovely… 118 more words


South Downs celebrations

Today the Hampshire Ramblers and its South East Hants Group are celebrating the sixth anniversary of the South Downs National Park, an annual event initiated by Owen Plunkett.   215 more words


Great gates

The day after  walking in William Wade’s footprints around Chichester, we drove north to the town of Petworth. The small town is dominated by the huge house on the hill, now managed by the… 196 more words

Reaching for Freedom

Georgia Avenue, NW




If a tree falls in NW, DC - does it make a sound?

Crazy winds this weekend cancelled our Batala performance at the Cherry Blossom Festival. It also brought down some branches from the tree outside out front door! 97 more words

On Living


The last 17 mile stretch of the A272 driving west from Sussex into Hampshire – from the A3 around Petersfield to Winchester is a switchback road thru beautiful countryside that draws motorbikers like honey – even in a car as the road swings from left to right curves with the South Downs and sea in the distance on a sunny day there is something mesmerizing about this drive. 131 more words