From Beira to Brightling

FROM BEIRA TO BRIGHTLING.  A play about a man, Alfred Lawley, who lived at Socknersh Manor in the late 180os into 1900s.  He was an engineer and pioneer and was involved in laying the railways in Africa in the most atrocious conditions and, on the way,  meeting up with many famous people from our history.  Some of you may remember the huge dugout which used to lie in the ditch just below The Water Tower and Lake Cottage and was eventually removed in the 1980s to a museum.  Mr. Lawley brought that back in the early 1900s, but it fell off the carriage on the way down to Socknersh and remained there….

Come and listen to the play (complete with some appropriate sound effects!) in Brightling church on Saturday 17th June 2017 starting at 7 p.m.  £14 to include a pre-dinner drink in the church and then a themed supper in the village hall.

If you want to find out more or make an early reservation (remember our last play sold out and some people were turned away) phone Jane or Geoffrey Beard 01424 the

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