Hove (actually) - Brighton's "better half"

The Floral Clock
Tuesday, 13 August 2019
6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

An evening guided walk around Hove

Continuing our occasional series of walks around our region, the Insurance Institute of Sussex is giving members and their guests a chance to discover some of the history of Brighton's "more genteel" neighbour!

Despite its reputation, Hove has a long history that has been anything but quiet. It was an ancient burial mound first and then only a single street for hundreds of years before the Prince Regent (and his lover) put it firmly on the map.

Online Booking
If you would like to join us, please use our online booking form by clicking on the Book Now button below.

This is a fairly easy walk (suitable for wheelchair users) around the town with only slight inclines. The walk is led by professional tour guide Nick Richmond. Key points of interest will include:

  • ancient burial mounds in Palmeira Avenue

  • the mysterious Goldstone, relic of the Druids

  • bull fighting in the town and the one that got away!

  • beach battles with the smugglers

  • hermits in the cave at St Ann's Well

  • how Hove became the " Hollywood" of early film production

This event is open to all members and their guests (no under 10s please in view of the content) and costs just £5 per person. Taking place on Tuesday 13 August, we will meet at The Floral Clock, Palmeira Square, Hove, gathering at 6.45 for a prompt 7.00pm start.

Dependent on the pace of those joining us and the number of questions asked, the tour is expected to last approximately 1.5 hours and will end at Brunswick Square nearby.

Getting There
The Floral Clock is approximately a 20 minute walk from Hove Station and the area is well served by buses from Brighton city centre. If travelling by car, limited pay and display parking is available in the area and charges may apply at all times. Please check any restrictions at the time.

Please note that The Floral Clock is not a property, so does not have a postal address. The postcode shown will get you close to our meeting point, but does not provide an exact location.

Rain on the day
We are obviously hopeful that it will be a fine summer's evening. However, in the event of poor weather, a decision will be made by lunchtime on 13 August and we will call you in the unlikely event that the walk has to be cancelled. Therefore please make sure that you provide us with a phone number for the day - just in case!

  • The Floral Clock
  • Palmeira Square Gardens
  • Hove
  • BN3 2FA
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