Sun 16th May 1.00pm is the date for Lewes walk No 3 “Cliffe and Southerham: Stones and Bones”. Meet at Cliffe bridge to find out more about what Mantell found in this part of town, 1.5hrs and finishing at the Snowdrop Inn.
Cliffe has changed vastly in some parts since the early 1800s and hardly at all at others. Enjoy a fairly strenuous walk to view the area through the eyes of Gideon Mantell, drawing on his own words in his diaries and his Day’s Ramble In and Around the County Town of Lewes published in 1846.
He knew the streets intimately, having attended school there and spent many hours digging up ancient barrows and chalk pits on the hills around the town. He found and described many interesting relics which you will find out about in this historical tour.
[This walk has now taken place. If you would like to arrange the walk to be delivered for your own group please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and it could be arranged for an agreed fee.]