South Downs Society celebrates 90 years

Margaret Paren, Chair of South Downs National Park Authority; Baroness d'Souza, the Lord Speaker and Baroness Whitaker, President of the South Downs Society.  Picture by Nigel Frey
Margaret Paren, Chair of South Downs National Park Authority; Baroness d'Souza, the Lord Speaker and Baroness Whitaker, President of the South Downs Society. Picture by Nigel Frey
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On Wednesday November 20, President of the South Downs Society, Baroness Whitaker, hosted a reception at the House of Lords celebrating the 90th anniversary of the founding of the South Downs Society.

The Lord Speaker, Baroness d’Souza, spoke about the importance of the role of civic society in protecting the countryside and welcomed some 80 guests, most of whom were members of the Society.

In addition to celebrating the 90 years since the Society was formed, Baroness Whitaker and Society Trustees, Rob Jackson and Robert Cheesman, outlined exciting plans to attract more families to join the Society.

In 2014 a series of family-friendly events and walks will be introduced to the programme of activities along with a package of member benefits designed to appeal to families.

Report contributed by The South Downs Society