6.45 bar open for 7pm
Smuggling was endemic in the counties of Southern England during the eighteenth and early nineteenth century. At times Kent and Sussex seemed more like the ‘Wild West’ than the sedate English shires we know today. This talk will also focus on the smuggling that took place between the rivers Arun and Adur, including Arundel, and the battles that took place between ‘Free Traders’ (smugglers) and the Excise service and the Coastguard.
The talk will be followed by a Sea Shanty performance.
£7 AMS Members, £9 non-members