Messages of support

As a National Park, we value Sussex Archaeological Society for its contribution to the visitor economy of the Park and the wider county. Through its 175 year history, the Society has shown a commitment to supporting and delivering research, and engaging and inspiring the public with the archaeological and social history of Sussex, and we hope, despite the devastating impact of Covid-19 on creative, cultural and tourism sectors, that Sussex Archaeological Society will thrive for a further 175 years.

Anooshka Rawden. Cultural Lead, South Downs National Park

The Lord-Lieutenant has asked me to pass on her very best wishes for your 175 Fund campaign.

From the office of the Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex

The Lord Lieutenant was interested to hear about your 175 Fund campaign and would like to pass on his very best wishes for the fundraising and celebrations to mark the Sussex Archaeological Society’s 175th anniversary in June 2021.

From the office of the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex

Sussex Archaeological Society plays a vital role in preserving the rich history of Sussex and in driving forward archaeological research in the region. Despite the devastating impact of Covid-19, the historical sites are a vital part of the cultural fabric of Sussex and local economy. The Society’s 175th anniversary is the perfect opportunity to celebrate its achievements and help it to continue to champion our cultural heritage for many years to come.

Wealden MP Nusrat Ghani

I think the role Sussex Archaeological Society plays in understanding the history of Sussex and its place in wider British history is very important. History has never been so important as now, when understanding the weight of evidence, its complexity and nuance are vital in understanding our current world, its politics, and the changing shape of our society.

Cllr Kate Woods, Lewes Town Council