High Weald Characters
A World War 2 evacuee
A Mesolithic hunter from 8,000BC
A Coppice Worker from the High Weald
A Victorian estate owner
An Anglo Saxon Drover
A commoner of Ashdown Forest from the Medieval period
A Roman Soldier from the 2nd Century AD
The High Weald is a cultural landscape - one that has been shaped and changed by many people over centuries.
In the past it is the area's natural resources that have drawn people to the area; its sandrock has sheltered mesolithic hunters; its woodlands attracted Anglo-Saxon swineherders; its iron, water and trees combined to make it an industrial heartland in Roman and Tudor times.
Watch these videos to find out how people from the past shaped the landscape and their thoughts on how the landscape of today compares with the landscape that they knew.