Tudor style made an appearance in Uckfield on Saturday and there will be more flashbacks to the past as the restoration of historic Bridge Cottage is celebrated at a series of events.
Saturday’s was a fair held at the Civic Centre when there were arts and crafts stalls, mulled wine and mince pies. There was also music from renaissance quartet, Sussex Waits.
Natalie Katona and Donna Edwards were dressed for a different century and went out and about town in Tudor costumes town talking about Bridge Cottage and directing people to the craft fair.
The preservation society has received more than £1 million in Heritage Lottery funding to restore the cottage, which was built in 1436 – just before the start of the Tudor era – and turn it into a heritage centre.
The aim is to create a meeting place available to the whole community and provide a programme of educational activities for all ages, hands on heritage activities, local history and craft events, and the creation of a heritage hub for historical research.
Work is progressing on Bridge Cottage behind hoardings next to the River Uck and archaeologists exploring the site have already discovered remains of an earlier building there. See: Remains of an earlier building found beneath Bridge Cottage, Uckfield.
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