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90 years of conservation – The South Downs Society celebrates the past, present and future

On Wednesday evening 20th November 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.

Below are a few pictures taken at the event:




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