Explore and Discover St Leonards on Sea

David Clarke

History Walks
South East
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Paid: £75 plus reasonable travel expenses
9th November 2019
St Leonards On Sea | Local History

There is more to St Leonards on Sea than the Promenade.

There is much to admire along the front but hidden away behind the houses in St Leonards on Sea, is a story of a dream to build a New Town which in 1841 was said that “None but the unrivalled crescents of Bath and Bristol is superior to the Marina of St Leonards”.

This talk will first lead you through the Regency splendour of the rich and wealthy, on past Mercatoria and Lavateria, built to service the grand houses before venturing into a green St Leonards hidden away behind the houses, on the very edge of the town, and a history that stretches back at least a thousand years.

Landing places for Duke William's fleet, a Saxon Manor house, the finest race course in the South-East and a Church hidden away in an ancient wood are all part of the legacy of St Leonards on Sea. The talk is an engaging account of a walk around the history of St Leonards on Sea.

Copies of David's books will be available to purchase.

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About David Clarke

Whether it is a school talk, club meeting or group event, if you would like to find out a little more about the background to 1066, 1066 Harold's Way and other History Walks, David is an experienced and anecdotal speaker who will bring the history, walks and talks to life.

Talks will be tailored to meet your needs and fees, dates and presentation details will be discussed on enquiry.

David lives in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex and walks, talks and writes about walking, local history and all things 1066.

He considers his membership of CAMRA, The Inn Sign Society, The Ramblers and the Long Distance Walkers Association to be a perfect match for walking and is the author and creator of 1066 Harold’s Way, a 100 mile long distance walk inspired by King Harold’s epic march to the Battle of Hastings, 1066.

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