Uckfield Heritage Trails launched

Bridge Cottage, in Uckfield High Street, saw the launch of a Heritage Trail developed by the Uckfield & District Preservation Society.

This is a set of seven walks highlighting aspects of greater Uckfield.

The Heritage Trail has been developed from the knowledge of local historian Brian Philips, and books of walks written by Dawn and Mick Harker.

Some are themed, looking at pubs or places of worship, while others focus on a specific area, such as New Town or Ridgewood. Each booklet contains a map and a description of the walk, and highlights places of interest on the route.

A grant from Tesco enabled the Society to commission local graphic artist Nicholas Howell to develop the walks.

“Tesco is very proud of the small part it has been able to play in making the Heritage Trail a reality through the £4,000 donated by our Bags of Help scheme”, said Robert Muggeridge, Community Champion at Tesco Uckfield. “It is always a pleasure for colleagues and customers to be able to see just how the money has been used.”

Mick Harker, Chairman of Bridge Cottage, commented “The Society is very pleased to announce the publication of these Heritage Trails. We believe that they are a great way to have an interesting walk and explore places of interest in the town that sometimes go unnoticed.”

The Heritage Trail guides are available from the Uckfield & District Preservation Society shop in the High Street. The full set of seven costs £5.00, or they can be bought individually for £1.00 each.

Also available from the shop is the 2020 UDPS calendar.

Tesco champion Robert Muggeridge spoke to Mike Skinner:

Dawn Harker, Nicholas Howell, Robert Muggeridge and Mick Harker

All images by Ron Hill (Hill Photographic)