Having learnt all about flint as a a building material at our last outing, we are now to visit one of the oldest Norman buildings in Sussex, which features a striking chequerboard flint and Caen limestone facade.
The Marlipins Museum tells the story of Shoreham’s maritime and local history from prehistoric to medieval times.
Also on show is the museum’s collection of historical photographs. This illustrates two unexpected local industries: Shoreham airport, and the Shoreham Beach film industry. Once the centre of the UK’s silent movie industry, the film companies set up here in 1914, drawn by the special quality of the light.
Thus we have a fascinating opportunity to see historic buildings, photos, and enjoy the “special light” of Shoreham.
This is an exclusive day for Lewes History Group members and numbers are limited to 40.
Admission is by ticket at £2.00
Tickets are available for this and other LHG outings from Paul Waller (Outings Organiser) on meeting nights at The King’s Church in Lewes, by contacting him on 01323 872088, or by using the contact form below.
It is essential that you book well in advance for these trips
The outings are primarily for Lewes History Group members only, but they may purchase tickets for accompanying non-members. When possible tours will be exclusively for LHG.
All members are asked to make their own way to the venue in good time. Regrettably we are not able to to arrange transportation for these trips.
The train via Brighton may be an excellent way to travel on this occasion. The 13.07 from Lewes Train Station arrives at Brighton Station at 13.20. Change to the train for Shoreham by Sea, leaving at 13.33 and arriving at 13.46. A return train leaves at 16.07 to get you back in Lewes by 16.43, or stay in Shoreham for a look around and a meal at one of the excellent restaurants overlooking the river!
See the Members’ Visits page for a list of forthcoming monthly trips organised by the Lewes History Group.
Contact Paul Waller for tickets using this form: