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Secret Spittal: Guided Walk
May 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm£6.00
Discover Spittal from 1019 to a thriving holiday industry coexisting with smelly fishing, acid and fertiliser industries.
Spittal is a small village at the southern side of the mouth of the river Tweed with a rich and varied past. Discover documented history going back 1000 years to when it was the site of a leper colony (Hansens disease). See visible hints of the last 200 years, of a thriving holiday industry coexisting with smelly fishing industries and factories producing acid and fertiliser. Find out how to spot little noticed clues on old properties of what went on before. Photos and maps will be circulated during the walk to bring the past to life.
We meet at 10.00 am on the pavement by the information windows near Shunters, 1 Main Street, Spittal TD15 1QY. Parking is round the corner at Sandstell Road car park, opposite the little green of East Street TD15 1RE.
Due to the nature of this event, places are limited to 15 and so must be booked in advance.
Our guides are two local residents, Janice Bowden and Raine Bryant, the authors of three Secret Spittal books. During our walk, approx 1 hour 15 mins, there will be plenty of stopping with time to ask questions. Walking is on pavements or roads. Some pavements are very narrow and care should be taken with regard to traffic. We will finish at the Spittal Community Centre (St Pauls) with refreshments, a photo display and an opportunity for further questions/discussion.
There is no need to print out and bring your ticket, as we will have a record of your booking.