Dr Annabelle Hughes Takes Me Round North Stoke Church

North Stoke Church

Today I am in North Stoke in West Sussex. St Mary the Virgin is a partly 11th-century cruciform building, set in an almost deserted village in a loop of the River Arun and is mostly unrestored. It stands on an ancient earthwork which has pre-Christian origins. The building has architectural features and internal fittings spanning […]

A Ride on the Spa Valley Railway in Kent

spa valley railway

Today young George Timperley and I are taking a journey on the Spa Valley Railway. He knows a thing or two about heritage trains. The Spa Valley Railway is a standard gauge heritage railway that runs from Tunbridge Wells West railway station in Tunbridge Wells to High Rocks, Groombridge, and Eridge, where it links with […]

Eric’s Memories of War Time Laughton in East Sussex

Eric's Memories of War Time Laughton in East Sussex

Today I am interviewing Eric Wilkins who grew up in the village of Laughton in East Sussex. I am keen to learn his war time memories. He tells me about the flying bombs that flew over Sussex. Also about his father who was a wheelwright. Laughton is a village and civil parish in the Wealden […]