Slindon Downs and Woods – a land of smugglers in the 18th & 19th centuries


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Start time: 14:30

End time: 16:00

Event Short Description

Local historian Chris Hare tells the fascinating story of local smugglers who frequented Slindon.

Event Information

Slindon woods and downs were a favourite haunt of smugglers whose job was to ensure the disposal and distribution of contraband (alcohol, tobacco, lace and perfume), using their secret bunkers and haunts. The Downs provided a signalling base and signs were flashed to boats at sea. With local knowledge of roads and bunkers, the smugglers and their horses, could outwit the excisemen. Everyone welcome.

Admission Details

Adult: £3.00 at the door including refreshments

Child: Free under 16 yrs of age

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Organiser Details

Name: Moira Richards

Telephone: 01243814735



Venue Details

Address: Coronation Hall, Slindon, West Sussex, BN18 0QT

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