Celebrating the club’s 85th Anniversary in 2023 a series of walks along the 1066 trail from Pevensey to Rye are being staged from April to September.
At the start of the walk a depiction of the longboats that William arrived in.
ISTI MIRANT STELLA Commemorating Haley’s Comet that was seen in the sky just before the Norman invasion, and was interpreted as an omen of change . the sky
Saturday 22nd April. A great mornings walk was had by the participants with an unexpected sunny start.
The next stage was from Herstmonceux to Brown Bread Street and took place on Saturday 20th May
Carving of horses and horsemen situated in the garden of the New Inn public house Brownbread Street
On Saturday 24th June the longest and most arduous stage was from Brownbread Street to Battle. The day was very hot but the group were rewarded with wonderful views.
BOUND DIVISION. a crowned figure of a man hidden in the trees, split in half by an arrow representing the two Kings, Harold and William
Much needed shade for a breather under a Horse Chestnut tree
Many stiles and bridges for the group to negotiate
This sculpture is called WINDOW.- a selection of animals from the Bayeux Tapestry which highlight that the tapestry itself is a window to the past.
Saturday 22nd July – The forecast is for rain but this held off until we were on the return journey. The walk was from Battle to Westfield.
Irenee explains the meaning of HIDDEN TRUTH
Battle to Westfield – The Crowd!
Farbanks Henge. This sculpture is named after the field in which it is sited. Each elaborately carved piece id a tree guard with a hawthorn planted inside.
Saturday 19th August – The weather was ideal for the walk, lovely views!
LEGACY A huge hollow elm tree which had already died due to Dutch Elm disease. It has been carved with English and Norman words which have the same meanings. eg. archer (Norman) and bowman (Anglo-Saxon) to highlight the French words which since the Norman Conquest , have been absorbed into the English language.
The final group setting out on the last stage
‘I told you I was ill’ ! Spike Milligan, buried here. Written in Gaelic to please the church.
Harold knew invasion was likely and posted ‘watchers’ along the post
Certificates were awarded to those who completed all sections