25th September 2019 - 25th September 2019 , 10:00 - 14:00
A WALK ROUND THE WEALDEN VILLAGE OF NEWDIGATE – THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN UN-NUCLEATED VILLAGE
Wednesday, 25th September 2019
Newdigate Village Centre 10.00 am to 1.00 pm approx
We are once again lucky to have John Callcut of the Newdigate Local History Society to guide us round the village with his usual enthusiasm and extensive knowledge. This is a chance to discover how such a village developed over the years.
Newdigate originally consisted of just a church, a straggle of houses on Church Lane and Village Street, plus a few on Kingsland. Basically a tiny village with about a dozen houses as late as 1800, straggling along the pre-existing roads – no manor house nor village green. The walk will take in the evolution of the church and the sites of the early houses, with whatever is on them now. We will include the 350 year old school moving to its present site, the village hall, Winfield Grove, etc.
We will assemble at the Six Bells pub in the centre of the village for coffee and biscuits, the cost of which is included in the cost of the event. While we are there, those who choose to stay for lunch can make their choice from the lunch menu for when we return later. The cost of lunch is to be settled individually directly with the pub.
The walk will mainly be on paved paths, and will just be around the village so well within the capability of most people. It will be mainly outside though and so you are advised to wear clothing appropriate for the prevailing weather conditions.
This event is not designed for children or dogs.
The cost will be £7 for members and £9 for non-members, which will include coffee and biscuits at the beginning and a donation to the Newdigate Local History Society. We are organising an optional lunch at the pub for those that wish to stay but the cost of this is not included although an indication of whether you are likely to stay would be helpful in co-ordinating with the pub.
Booking is essential. If you would like to join us would you please either book on-line or complete and return the attached slip to arrive at Warren Farm Barns before Monday, 23rd September. On-line booking will close on the same day.
If posting the form, please include your e-mail address or a stamped addressed envelope so you may be sent full details, directions and locations for the visit.
For further details and enquiries, contact us at email@example.com or on mobile 07530-949302.
Booking is essential. Please book online.