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Euro Walk (Brighton & Hove)

June 18, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Brighton & Hove Euro Walk

This is a 90 minute walk through Brighton & Hove;  a city with a long history of European connections. The walk guides participants through streets of this European-facing coastal community.  The economic importance of its early history in long distance fishing and export of dried and smoked fish as far south as the Mediterranean is explored.  Participants hear about 16th century French attacks along the south coast which culminated in 1514 with Brighton being burnt down by a large French fleet. We find out about the Flemish refugee brewer Deryck Carver and his fiery death, whose commemorative plaque is in Black Lion Street. In more peaceful times Brighton has been host to a large ex-patriate European community, from the Hanoverian monarchs down to a sizeable Italian ice-cream making community and a host of German musicians, French hotel staff and refugee Jewish traders, and in summer scores of young European students at language schools.

The walk is led by local geographer Dr Geoffrey Mead

Where? Meet outside the entrance to the Brighton Museum in the Pavilion Gardens, Brighton

When? 18th June, 11am to 12.30 pm

Tickets £6 per person

Photo by Ray Harrington on Unsplash


Brighton Museum
Brighton Museum Royal Pavilion Gardens
Brighton, BN1 1EE
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