"How shall I tell you of the freedom of the Downsó You who love the dusty life and durance of great towns, And think the only flowers that please embroider ladies' gownsó How shall I tell you ..."
Edward Wyndham Tempest.
Every writer on Sussex must be indebted more or less to the researches and to the archaeological knowledge of the first serious historian of the county, M.A. Lower. I tender to his memory and also to his successors, who have been at one time or another the good companions of the way, my grateful thanks for what they have taught me of things beautiful and precious in Seaward Sussex.