Buriton Village Association

Queen Elizabeth Parks: Buriton and Uganda

An insight into a unique community project spanning 4,000 miles.

The Queen Elizabeth National Park is the most visited national park in Uganda, known for its wildlife, including Cape buffaloes, hippopotami, crocodiles, elephants, leopards, Congo lions and chimpanzees. It is home to 95 species of mammal and over 500 species of birds.

This national park is linked with the Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Hampshire through a project of cultural exchange and mutual support that focuses on supporting conservation through working closely with and empowering local communities.

'Secrets of the High Wood' revealed in Buriton

Posted on Sat, 22/10/2016 - 1:07pm

Discoveries made after airborne laser scanning mapped part of the South Downs National Park that had been hidden under woodland for hundreds of years were described at the Buriton Village Association autumn talk in October.

About sixty people came to the village hall to hear Anne Bone of the National Park Authority explain how cutting-edge LiDAR surveys had revealed hundreds of exciting archaeological discoveries.

Fascinating history of local A3 road to be revealed

While travelling in traffic between Buriton and Portsmouth, or northwards towards Guildford, have you ever thought that you are following one of the most important routes in British history?

The link between London and the country?s great naval fortress at Portsmouth has been travelled by powerful people and by ordinary wayfarers - and it has played its part in some important national events.

Local Woodland Industries ? an illustrated talk with scores of pictures from yesteryear

Tim Winter will talk about how people were employed working in coppice woodland to produce a wide variety of products including charcoal, bark for tanneries, hurdles, hop poles, besom brooms, walking sticks, barrel hoops and clog soles.

Tim is an expert on many facets of local history and this talk is not to be missed.

The talk will take place in the Village Hall on Tuesday 15th March, commencing at 7.30pm

Everybody is welcome to this spring meeting of the Buriton Village Association.  As always there will be refreshments in the interval and a retiring collection.


Behind the scenes of War Horse

Posted on Sat, 15/11/2014 - 3:16pm

An audience of over sixty villagers and friends were highly entertained by Andrew Robertshaw's illustrated talk about 'The Making of War Horse' in October.

Mr Robertshaw had been a special military adviser on Steven Spielberg’s film 'War Horse' and he provided a fascinating and amusing insight into the making of a major blockbuster movie – as well as unique knowledge about the role of horses in the conflicts of the First World War.