Clergy house is celebrating the founder of the National Trust

VISITORS to Alfriston Clergy House can journey back more than 100 years and learn about life in Alfriston during the Victorian times. 

The historic building will turn the clock back to the 1890s to celebrate the life and work of Octavia Hill, founder of the National Trust, from 11am to 4pm next Sunday, July 8.

Dickensian readings will be enjoyed and visitors can listen to Victorian songs and learn about the social reforming practices of Octavia Hill who led the campaign to buy the clergy house for the National Trust in 1896.

Children can also have fun searching around the garden and doing some colouring whilst other family members learn about Victorian crafts.

Normal admission charges apply on the day.  Alfriston Clergy House is open 10.30am to 5pm with last admission at 4.30pm.