As the nation remembered the anniversary of the events of August 1914 and thereafter, the occasion was marked in Buriton with a quiet evening of wartime poems and prose, including some written by local servicemen and residents.
Visitors and residents alike remarked on the way that the parish’s war memorial was enhanced to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War – one of a series of thoughtful events being held in the community.
Two new leaflets produced by Buriton Parish Council provide an insight into 100 million years of history – and explain how the rocks beneath us not only create the landscapes and scenery in the parish, but also influence the natural vegetation, wildlife, agriculture and industrial history of the area.
The rare Cheese Snail which lives in the Buriton Chalk Pits is now celebrated in Portland Stone – and two other sculptures on this new long distance walking and cycling route can also be found in the parish.
Buriton is an attractive and historic place with a friendly and active community. Walkers, cyclists and horse-riders are welcomed but car parking is very limited, except for customers of the Five Bells or Master Robert Inn.
Visitors by car are encouraged to park elsewhere. There is a public car park just half a mile south of the village at Halls Hill (Grid Reference SU 734198).
Visitors can also park at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park, PO8 0QE (Grid Reference SU 719186) and enjoy any of a number of routes into the village.