Spirit of the South: Sussex Archaeological Society celebrates 175 years

Video report by ITV News Meridian's Charlotte Wilkins

The South is a special part of the country with stunning coastlines, wonderful woodlands and waterways.

ITV News Meridian is celebrating this part of the world with our annual series called 'Spirit of the South', showcasing the region and some of the hidden treasures it holds.

The Sussex Archaeological Society is celebrating 175 years of protecting and sharing the county’s rich history with an exhibition running at the Barbican House Museum at Lewes Castle until 30 September.

Sussex’s largest heritage-based organisation, the Sussex Archaeological Society is a charity which cares for an extensive collection of over one million artefacts as well as the eight Sussex Past heritage sites, including Lewes Castle & Museum.

The 1000 year old Lewes Castle

The diverse objects on display are all deeply linked to the county, shining a light on thousands of years of Sussex stories.

One of five Bronze Age Sussex Loops discovered. Credit: Chris Stevens

The Sussex Archaeological Society: 175 Years of Collecting will run until 30 September 2021 at the Lewes Castle & Museum.