29 years running The Red Lion, Biddenden, Kent

The Red Lion

Bob Hewitt and his wife have run The Red Lion public house in Biddenden, Kent, for the past twenty-nine years. Other pubs in the village have gone, but this one survives. The Red Lion dates back to a private house in the 15th century built by a soldier returning from the spoils of war. It’s …

Exploring the Battle of Sedgemoor Exhibition

Battle of Sedgemoor 1685

The Battle of Sedgemoor was played out on the Somerset Levels in 1685 and it often referred to as the last pitched battle on English soil. James Scott, the Duke of Monmouth, and his rebel supporters made a surprise attack on the Kings Army while Royalists were camped at Westonzoyland in Somerset. But things went …

Exploring Sompting Abbotts Prep School – Part Two

Sompting Abbotts School

Sompting Abbotts Preparatory School is a historic West Sussex independent school in Sompting, near Worthing and Steyning. It sits in parkland of 30 acres, which includes woodland, chalk grassland slopes and a pond. I am walking with headmaster, Stuart Douch, and Sarah Monaghan, journalist, around the interior of the magnificent Victoria Gothic building to understand …

Exploring Sompting Abbotts Prep School

Sompting Abbotts Preparatory School is a historic West Sussex independent school in Sompting, near Worthing and Steyning. It sits in parkland of 30 acres, which includes woodland, chalk grassland slopes and a pond. I am walking with headmaster, Stuart Douch, and Sarah Monaghan, journalist, around the exterior of the magnificent Victoria Gothic building to understand …