Worthing National Trust Association
Reports on Events in 2017
This is a cumulative record as events pass during the year
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Keith McKenna and Sally Dench from Footprints of Sussex have organised and led the 106 miles annual walk along the south downs way national trail for the past 37 years.
Geoffrey Mead is Brighton’s best known history tour guide. He is a popular and well-
Lesley Chamberlain is an Assistant County Organizer for the National Gardens Scheme and looks after the gardens in Worthing.
John Field is a solicitor, however his main passion in life is magic and he has been performing as a magician for almost 50 years. He is a member of the Magic Circle and is accredited with a rank held by only 310 or so magicians worldwide.
Smallhythe Place in the Weald of Kent was the home of Ellen Terry, the Victorian actress and the cottage contains her theatrical collection. To the rear of this 16th century cottage is a barn which is a theatre and still holds productions there.
This afternoon trip took us to the childhood home of the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. There are glorious views over the South Downs. This National Trust property opened to the public in 2013, having been a school for many years.
Lunchtime at Devil’s Dyke, then to Saddlescombe Farm in the valley for a guided tour, showing the way life has changed there over the centuries.
Mottisfont Estate contains an 18th century home with a medieval priory, a world famous rose garden and the River Test runs through the grounds.