Epsom Downs – Summer Walks /

Date

24/08/2022

Time

14:00 - 15:30

Discover the history of Epsom’s Grandstands, which have provided a home for Mrs Beeton and a hospital for wounded soldiers. Learn what part the Downs have played in wartime, from the English Civil War to the Battle of Britain – armies have trained here and during WWI 20,000 men paraded in a snowstorm. The Racecourse and the Downs were saved by the actions of one man during WWII – discover who and how. Hear tales of the Derby, Gypsies, pubs and ghosts! Hear if Queen Victoria was amused by her visit to the Derby?

Meet: Outside the Derby Arms, Epsom, KT18 5LE

 

Suitable for all the family, the walks (which last approximately 90 minutes) cost £5 per person and are limited to 20 people per walk. Booking is essential and should be done via David Brooks on 020 8394 1734 or by email: dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk