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Talk, Sat 15 Apr 2017, £6

Seven Sisters by Lee Roberts

Seven Sisters by Lee Roberts

Seven Sisters by Lee Roberts


Redoubt Fortress

01323 410300


Royal Parade,
East Sussex,
BN22 7AQ

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Join Tom Dommett, National Trust Archaeologist for the first Culture and Cake of 2017 - Heritage on the Edge: Archaeology of the Seven Sisters.

From the first farmers in the Neolithic to Second World War fighter pilots, from Bronze Age burials to Coastguard’s cottages, the cliffs around Birling Gap have incredible stories to tell about human endeavour, stories of life and death at the edge of the sea. It is a landscape which has changed dramatically, and continues to change as the shoreline erodes. These natural forces are now putting archaeology – the evidence which connects us to our ancestors – under threat. The National Trust has been working with volunteers and professional archaeologists over the last two years to investigate and record thousands of years of history along the Seven Sisters coastline before it is lost to the sea. National Trust Archaeologist Tom Dommett will outline how we have gained a greater insight into this rich cultural landscape – from landscape surveys and documentary research to oral histories and excavations – and describe the discoveries which allow us to paint a picture of life here by the sea.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Facilities for educational visitsGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 15 Apr 2017 14:30 to 16:00


£6 includes cake and hot drink.

Tickets available at the Tourist Information Centre or can be purchased online.


See location of Redoubt Fortress on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: OA 623967  Lat: 50.77393 Long: 0.30050

Situated on Royal Parade 15 minutes walk east of the pier

Parking: with charge


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
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