Walking in the footsteps of a famous author

A HISTORIAN and an ‘avid’ Laurie Lee fan volunteered their expertise to help a team from Radio Gloucester walk in the footsteps of the famous author.

Radio Gloucester with Tony Malone and Martin Snow

Martin Snow and Tony Malone, the Worthing Society vice-chairman, guided Heather Simons and her team along the stretch of coastline that featured in Lee’s novel As I walked out one midsummer morning.

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The group started in Marine Drive and walked along the coast to Sea Lane Cafe, before moving on to West Parade and along to the pier.

Mr Malone said: “I happen to be a great fan of Laurie Lee and it was interesting to get under his skin as a young man.”