Friday, 7 September 2012

Step back in time...

Step back in time.... to when our parents, grandparents and so on came down to Sussex and Kent to spend their summer holiday hop picking.

The Kent & East Sussex Railway are holding a hop picking weekend on the 8th & 9th September giving visitors the chance to strip hops and experience a way of life which has long since vanished.

For more information see the Kent & East Sussex Railway website

In addition to the hop picking experience there is the steam railway line which runs between Bodiam & Tenterden, whilst close to Bodiam station is Bodiam Castle.

Step back in the 1940s and celebrations of the Battle of Britain.  On Sunday 9th September Newhaven Fort have military vehicles, living history displays and a variety of 1940s music from bands such as the Seaford Silver Band, the Brighton Boogie Dancers and the Swingtime Sweethearts.

Still in the 1940s the Fort will be turned into a wartime fair and dancehall on the 22nd September for a ticketed evening event.  Local memories and local writers have combined to tell a story inspired by the Dieppe Raid of 1942.  Forget sitting in a theatre - for this performance you are outside and the scenery doesn't move - you do!

For more information see the Newhaven Fort website

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