About the Project
Belloc, Broadwood and Beyond was a Heritage Lottery Fund project run through Rusper Parochial Church Council. The project researched the life and times of Lucy Broadwood (1858 – 1929), the folk song collector, who is buried in Rusper; and the writer and poet, Hilaire Belloc (1870 – 1953), who lived for most of his life at Kingsland in Shipley.
This is now a self-financing project and all donations are much appreciated!
The Four Men
You may like to read an essay by Chris Hare about Belloc’s book “The Four Men”
Lucy Broadwood celebration
On Saturday 22nd August 2020 we gathered together in the grounds of St. Mary Magdalene’s Church at Rusper Church to celebrate Lucy Broadwood and to delight in picnicking together and revelling in some lovely singing and music.
We also unveiled the new information sign about Lucy as we did for Belloc at Shipley.
You can view some photos of the event here
Hilaire Belloc 150th Anniversary Event
Monday 27th July 2020 marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of Hilaire Belloc. No one has written with greater love for the county of Sussex than he and it was right and proper we should celebrate the great man's centenary and a half! An all-weather information sign was 'unveiled' at Shipley .