Page 2: Winchelsea
After the lunch break we made our way to the nearby town of Winchelsea. There our guide, Peter, met us. He was very knowledgeable and after a brief introduction took us on a guided tour of 3 of the famous cellars, of which there are 59 in total. They were used for storing wine that had been imported from France. The stay in Winchelsea ended with a cream tea in a local inn. Altogether a very enjoyable day.
The group makes its way to the church of St Thomas the Martyr …
… where in the churchyard we found this gravestone dedicated to Spike Milligan
Our guide tells us some historical facts about the town.
… where we descended into our first cellar.
Steps down into the next cellar on our list
An older house is hidden behind this more modern exterior.
The last cellar on our visit …
Note the very wide streets!
Back at the church some more of the old outer walls
The church founded by Edward I in 1290
An old house on the outskirts of the town
A view to the sea and a wind farm
A peek into a small garden
Part of the old town defences looking north
Nearby Tudor Camber Castle from the coach
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