On Saturday 18th July Tony Quarrington will be bringing his award winning walking tours to Sandgate for the first time.
Tony developed the Sandgate Walking tour programme after discussions with Sandgate Parish Council earlier this year. The Parish Council are supporting the programme with promotion and a small grant.
Tony will be delivering a minimum of ten tours between mid July and late October. All tours will start at the Chichester Memorial Hall at 11am on a Saturday and last approximately two hours. It had been hoped that the majority of the tours would coincide with the fortnightly Farmer’s Market, but that might have to wait a little while longer.
Enbrook Park, the Castle, High Street, seafront, Old Fire Station, library, parish church and former primary school are just some of the attractions that Tony will focus on along the walk.
In addition to the history, culture and architecture of the village, he will also explain the role of many of the prominent personalities, such as H.G. Wells, Sir John Moore, William Wilberforce and Hattie Jacques, that have shaped and illuminated Sandgate over the centuries.
Tony, who lives in Folkestone, has been conducting walking tours in the town for the past three years, focusing on The Leas, harbour and seafront, Creative Quarter and the East Cliff. He is excited to be venturing further afield and sharing his passion for the village with his guests.
Sandgate Parish Council Chairman Tim Prater welcomed the launch of the programme. Tim said: “When I started the conversation with Tony about bringing his walking tours to Sandgate we hoped we would offer something new and different for the village and our visitors. We hope that this summer as many people as possible enjoy an outdoor, socially distanced tour with Tony and learn more about our village, its history and the people that lived (and live!) here. It would be great to see this become a regular feature in Sandgate for years to come, and we look forward to working, and walking, with Tony”.
Dates of tours
Sat 18th July
Sat 1st August
Sat 15th August
Sat 29th August
Sat 5th September
£5 per person per 2 hour tour – Maximum 8 guests
Booking is essential
Tel : Tony 07738 624522 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org