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8pm on Thursday, 15th September 2022 in Wivelsfield village hall

September 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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8pm on Thursday, 15th September 2022 in Wivelsfield village hall

Travel in the Past: the Problems and Pleasures of the Journey

Janet Pennington

When you wait for another delayed train or cancelled flight it is hard to believe that this is the easiest time in history to travel – but it is! Travel in the past was not easy, and Sussex was notorious for its bad roads, particularly in the clay regions of the Weald. It was not until the mid-eighteenth century, when Turnpike Acts improved the county’s roads, that journeys became less of a problem. This talk, taking in regions around London and further afield, looks at horses, coaches and plenty of Sussex mud. It will make you glad that you have a car or can catch a bus or a train. Even walking could be better than coach travel in the 17th century.

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Date:
September 15
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm