Eastbourne History Tour on 11th August 2013

By Melinda Napier, Davina Merricks and Pamela Morgan

By John Walker

Davina Merricks and Pamela Morgan discussed the idea of arranging a history tour of Eastbourne and to raise some funds for DeafCOG. We asked Melinda Napier if she would like to organise the tour, to which she kindly agreed. Both Melinda and Davina created the tour for Sunday 11th August 2013.

It was well attended with 25 people in total, it has been a wonderful, informative and interesting day and was enjoyed by everyone. Although some of us have lived in or around Eastbourne for several years, there was so much information which we learnt on the day that we did not know!

We raised a total of £80 which went to DeafCOG and it is with great thanks to Melinda and Davina for giving their time to create such a fantastic day. 

The aim of the Walk was to introduce the participants to the history of Eastbourne, in the form of a "did you know ..." rather than a history lecture. 

Melinda, Davina and Pamela looked at sites participants may have seen everyday, if they live in Eastbourne, but may never have noticed or knew what they were.

It was an eyeopener for them and there were loads of exclamations of "well, I never I never knew that!"  

Melinda has done 'did you know....' presentations on Hastings, Bexhill & Pevensey and Eastbourne for Bexhill Deaf Club, using powerpoint to bring the stories alive. This is how they got to the idea of having actual tours.

Melinda hopes to do more tours to raise money for DeafCOG as they really enjoyed researching the history of these towns, as well as seeking out the oddities, taking photos and leading the tour itself!

They hope to do more in the future and will keep everyone informed through Sussex Deaf History website.

Photo:Melinda leading a crowd

Melinda leading a crowd

Davina Merricks

Photo:Melinda with a story

Melinda with a story

Photo:What is this?

What is this?

Photo:What do these letters mean?

What do these letters mean?

Photo:Something for the boys?

Something for the boys?

Photo:Notice something odd about this pier?

Notice something odd about this pier?

This page was added on 31/10/2013.
Comments about this page

What is COG stand for?

By Tracy/Keith Nethercot
On 19/11/2013

COG stands for Cultural Outreach Group.

By John Walker
On 19/11/2013

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