Friday, November 03, 2006

Bonfire Tour Days Sixteen & Seventeen:Lewes, East Sussex

Day Seventeen, Friday November 3, 2006
To Eastbourne to meet Alan Bennett, curator of the Eastbourne Lifeboat Museum for Jack Fuller research. Lunch at Station Fish Bar a reasonably priced cafe across the road from the railway station.
Rocket fm guests include: Club Motor Sport's Pete Webber, phone interview with Blues singer Kyla Brox, Brian Hart of the Wealden Line Campaign.
The Wealden Line Campaign "is independent, non-profit-making organisation founded in 1986, whose aim is to secure the restoration of Uckfield line train services to Lewes and Tunbridge Wells, creating a new Wealden Line which would: 1) Provide new travel opportunities across East Sussex and Kent2) Stimulate the local economy3) Benefit the environment by relieving road congestion."

Day Sixteen, Thursday November 2, 2006
Met up with my cousin Doug, who's here from Canada, at the Riverside for coffee. Decided to explore the Lewes Priory Ruins, seen above. Next to Lewes Castle where we had fun taking photos - the view was supurb. Took the required picture (with timer on) of us sitting in the stocks.
Our guests at the rocket fm studio were: Roz Bedwell who talked about preparing pets for the noise of bonfire fireworks; Commercial Square Bonfire boys who were by far the rowdiest crew; Chaplin Clive Anderson (also visiting from Canada).Stopped at Efes Kebab House, 205 High Street for a veggie burger on the way home.
Met up with June Eade, Empress of the Cliffe, and watched the Cliffe bonfire banners being put up.

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