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  • Writer's pictureAli Beckett

Sompting Brooks

The team at the Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust have done an amazing job transforming a piece of land at Sompting, West Sussex for community use. A key element was realigning a chalk stream through the meadow. Chalk streams are a rare but very important habitat. Archaeological surveys were part of the overall project.

Having met up with Peter, we explored the site and discussed a number of interpretation solutions. Peter wanted a variety of panels that would be interesting for families while telling the story of the site and celebrating the work of the volunteers.

At the entry we designed a welcome panel in a roofed structure with a noticeboard for posters. By the stream the panel featured colourful wildlife photos. The archeology panels had hand drawn illustrations and a range of questions to help engage the reader.

If you have a similar project please get in touch. We can offer a complete service of research, writing, design and construction or any element as required.

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