Walk around historic Lewes - Session 1

Lewes Station Forecourt
Wednesday, 05 August 2015
5:45 pm – 8:00 pm

The Insurance Institute of Sussex is continuing its summerseason of social events by visiting the historic town of Lewes.

Set in the heart of our institute's region, this town has a wealth of tales to tell. Some of these will be brought to life by retired police officer, lifelong historian and now accredited tour guide Kevin Gordon, as we wander down the streets and alleyways (or twittens) of this fascinating town.

With many story stories about the quirky characters who have lived in the ancient buildings in Lewes, Kevin will lead us on a 90 minute journey (covering approximately 2 miles) before retiring to the King’s Head for a well-deserved, complimentary glass of Pimms, or lemonade as a non-alcoholic alternative!

With numbers strictly limited, we are running the same event on consecutive evenings in August to give as many as possible the opportunity to attend and learn about the strange ways that some residents have made money over the years and how to interpret a gravestone!

Costing just £5 per person, members (who may bring up to one guest each) are invited to join us on this walk by clicking on the link below.

To assist with administration etc, please make sure you book by 29 July at the latest (though it is recommended that you book earlier to avoid disappointment as these events are likely to sell out).

Important Information
The evening will start in Station Street, outside the front entrance of Lewes Station (not the car park entrance) and there are plenty of pay & display car parks nearby. The tour will officially end in Grange Gardens, Southover Road, BN7 1TP before we retire to the King’s Head.

Please note that this walk is hilly in parts with some steps and uneven ground, including walking through graveyards - so is unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please make sure you dress appropriately for the weather and ground conditions on the day

  • Lewes Station
  • Station Street
  • Lewes
  • BN7 2UP
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