|March 23, 2014|
|2:00 pm||to||4:00 pm|
Walk around some of the 22 listed buildings in the village, setting off from the Church at 2pm.
Can you identfy them all? Do you know which ultra modern Horningsea house featured in a television programme in recent months? Look at the Church archives and work out which is our oldest family – Asplins? Ashmans? Fishpools? Fisons?
Read about Thomas Panton – of Eye Hall, Master of the King’s Wardrobe and racehorse trainer to the King and his sister Mary Panton who became a leader of fashion and Mistress of the Robes to the young Queen Charlotte before marrying Peregrine Bertie, Duke of Ancaster – later Baron Gwydir.
What do we know of George Gurney, “a negro born in Kingston Jamaica aged about 8” who was baptised in Horningsea Church just a month after the abolition of the Slave trade? And catch up on the recent research on Joshua Moore (born at the Manor House, Horningsea) and his sister who both went to Australia… and the American vagrant who had to be given money from the poor box…
All of these events are open to everyone – come along and join in, bring information and photographs you have of Horningsea’s buildings and people who used to live or work in Horningsea and share any stories you may have!
The Horningsea 800 film is in production with the help of local children. Financial support comes from the Heritage Lottery Fund.