Emsworth Museum Local History Walks July - October 2018


 July 11th and August 8th

Christine Bury is repeating the local history walk she first led in May Starting from outside Emsworth Museum promptly at 6.00pm the walk lasts for about one  and a half to two hours and costs 3.00 per person payable on the evening. No advance booking is required. These informal strolls have proved to be very popular and comments and reminiscences are welcome. If you have recently moved to the area come along and  learn the fascinating history of this old town. If you have lived here for many years and  have wondered about the significance of a building or name you might be surprised at the facts and stories you will hear. If Christine is unable to answer your questions as you walk she will ask one of Emsworth  Museum’s group of researchers to investigate it for you.


Sunday September 30th  “Ale, Gingerbread and Oysters

A Talk and Local History Walk led by Dr Margaret Rogers This will be repeated on Sunday October 7th    Before starting the walk Margaret will discuss the locations of the more than 23 Public Houses as well as numerous beer houses that have thrived at sometime in the town and the origins and importance of inn signs.  The first stop on the walk will be in The Square where you will hear about the local  gingerbread that was sold in the market. And finally you will walk down South Street and on to the Quay to learn about the history of the local oyster fishing industry and the  reasons for its demise. This walk and talk, which is limited to 20 people, starts in Emsworth Museum at 2.30pm  and the cost is 3.00 per person.

 For more information www.emsworthmuseum.org.uk email info@emsworthmuseum.org.uk or telephone 01243 378091.


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