Sussex England

Sussex England

Prepare to enjoy a host of photos on today’s blog, all about Sussex, England. This county in the south of Britain is next door to Kent, which I covered last week. Sussex has an official motto that means ‘we will not be pushed around’.  Because of the southerly location of Sussex and having a long coastline, the weather in Sussex is some of the sunniest in Britain. If you’re looking for literary associations, many famous authors were born or lived in Sussex like H.G. Wells, Virginia Woolf and the Scotsman, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Sussex England Videos: Here is a 3-minute video featuring gorgeous drone footage of Sussex. I didn’t think I could love another drone video of Sussex more than the previous one, but here it is: This 4.5 minute video is beautiful and very artistic.

FunFacts about Sussex England: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Sussex, from the Old English Sūþsēaxe (South Saxons), is a historic county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. It is bounded to the west by Hampshire, north by Surrey, northeast by Kent, south by the English Channel, and divided for many purposes into the ceremonial counties of West Sussex and East Sussex. (Source)
  • Sussex has three main geographic regions, oriented approximately east to west. In the southwest is the coastal plain, the north has the rolling chalk hills of the South Downs, beyond which is the well-wooded Sussex Weald.
  • The population of East and West Sussex combined is approximately 1.6 million.
  • The name Sussex comes from the Kingdom of Sussex, which was founded, according to legend, by Ælle of Sussex in 477CE.
  • One of Sussex’s claims to fame is that it was home to some of Europe’s earliest hominids. Tools were found in a Boxgrove quarry that date back half-a-million years.
  • The flag of Sussex has six gold martlets, or heraldic swallows, on a blue background.
  • Rudyard Kipling has associations with Sussex, not least of which is the possible use of his poem, ‘Sussex’, in the county’s unofficial anthem Sussex by the Sea
  • Sussex Day, is celebrated on 16 June, the same day as the feast day of St Richard of Chichester, Sussex’s patron saint, whose shrine at Chichester Cathedral was an important place of pilgrimage in the Middle Ages.
  • Sussex’s motto, ‘We wunt be druv’, is a Sussex dialect expression meaning ‘we will not be pushed around’.
  • The round-headed rampion, also known as the ‘Pride of Sussex’, is Sussex’s county flower.
  • Lying as Sussex does along the southern coast of Britain, it is one of the sunniest places in England. The coastal breezes tend to push all the clouds away.
  • Sussex has many literary associations including Rudyard Kipling, Percy Bysshe Shelley, H.G. Wells, and Virginia Woolf. Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) spent the last thirty years of his life in Crowborough.
  • One of Sussex’s notable tourist attractions is the Prince Regent’s Brighton Pavilion.

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September Winners: Christine M., BN, Linda K., Lynn G.!

August Winners: Smita D. (yes, each commenter has a chance to win one bracelet each month!), Bobbie B., Mary P., Denise H.!

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