Over the last few years, we have paid for seats to be placed at strategic points around Midhurst, and we have supported renovation schemes.  We planted an oak tree to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the visit to Cowdray by Queen Elizabeth I on 15 August 1591. We also donated funds to West Dean College of Arts and Conservation to help train master craftsmen in conservation skills, helping ensure such expertise continues to exist in West Sussex.

More recently, we have planted a tree at South Pond to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee, and funded the new information board at the Wharf, in collaboration with Midhurst Town Council.  Later this year, a statue by internationally renowned sculptor (and our president), Philip Jackson will be erected at South Pond, following collaboration by The Midhurst Society, Midhurst Town Council, and the Chichester Friends of Ravenna. Now that planning permission has been granted, we look forward to Dante becoming a much-photographed and appreciated visitor attraction for the town.



Philip Jackson working on his Dante sculpture for the town