This photographic exhibition is about capturing a moment in the life of Burtons’ St Leonards from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. For older generations, a visual reminder of these decades, and for the younger generations an insight into recent social history.
Many of the photographs which will be on display originate from an exhibition called “Let’s Save Burtons’ St Leonards”, put on by the Mount Preservation Society, the precursor to the Burtons’ St Leonards Society. That exhibition ran for a week in May 1968 at the Royal Victoria Hotel.
The exhibition venue, the Masonic Hall, started life as the Assembly Rooms, originally the social heart of Burtons’ St Leonards, built by James Burton in 1829. The Society has arranged with the Masonic Hall that a pay bar will be available throughout the event and an optional small cream tea, tea/coffee and jam/cream scone at £4.50 per head.
Sunday 8 October from 2pm-6pm at the Masonic Hall, East Ascent, TN38 0DR.
2pm-3pm Burtons’ St Leonards Society exclusive members’ preview; 3pm-6pm open access.
Entrance: Society members free, non-members £3.
Disabled access will be available at the rear of the Masonic Hall opposite the entrance to St Leonards Gardens