Monday, October 23, 2006

Bonfire Tour, Day Five: Lewes, East Sussex

Sunday Oct 22: To church with my sister Helen at Scaynes Hill. Excellent sermon on the topic of religion and war. St Augustine's boasts a superb tapestry seen here.
Lunch of Carrot & Orange soup at The Old Needlemaker's.
"The former needle factory, which features woodblock floors, stable doors, large beams and a well that provided water to the steam driven machines, is home to 20 arts and crafts shops selling such things as toys, fragrances, jewellery and candles. A café is also available." Enjoyed a snoop around The Box Room downstairs where I chatted with a lady who has visited Etobicoke.
Next to the Thebes Gallery for the final day of: Life Works- The Star Group exhibit which was a new selection of varied life works, drawings, paintings and prints.

Saturday evening: After tea with the McBean's, watched the Nevill Juvenille Bonfire on the Nevill Estate which is where my grandparents lived. Quite amazing to see the torchlight procession through the streets and no one took much notice of the rain. This event is geared towards children and their costumes were varied and interesting. Enjoyed the music of various marching bands too. Next on to friends' housewarming party.

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