PEVENSEY VILLAGE SIGN: Its nearly 950 years exactly since the Normans landed in Pevensey and now a new Village Sign has been erected which celebrates a connection going right back to the Battle of Hastings.
Unlike many other Villages Pevensey has never had a Village Sign before, its not taken as long as the Norman Invasion but still been about eight years in the planning and was first put forward by Cllr Norman. Beaney who was later joined by Cllr Terry Hills ( in fact Terrys wife Betony designed the sign).There have been debates, designs, planning and English Heritage to consider but finally the hole was dug last week (even this had to have archaeological supervision just in case anything was discovered) and the sign erected this morning (Monday 11th) and makes a new prominent feature outside the East Gate of Pevensey Castle.
The design depicts the ‘Pevensey Eagle’ and the L’Aquila family. Euguenulf de L’Aigle was one of the Knights who came over with William I and was killed at the Battle of Hastings and a later ancestor Gilbert de L’Aigle was bestowed the Rape of Pevensey, and the area was known between 1106 and 1234 as the ‘Honour of the Eagle’
It seems fitting on the year of the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings that the Aquila family Crest is once more on display prominently in Pevensey.
CHARITY QUIZ: in aid of St Nicolas 800 is being held at Priory Court Hotel on July 27th. Remember to book your table. Maximum team number 6 entry £2 per person.
CASTLE COTTAGE TEAROOMS: After years of neglect and being left empty a banner appeared outside last week stating the tearoom is soon to reopen. Evidently there is a lot of work to do first and as yet there is no date set for the reopening. You can take a look at the website at castlecottagetearoom.co.uk
PARKED CARS: The roundabout at Pevensey is still being used as a car sales pitch and it seems little can be done to stop it. Now there is yet again another car for sale in Pevensey Bay at the Bus Stop in Wallsend Road which hopefully will be getting a ticket like the previous one parked there. Just when will ESCC and the Police do something to stop the Road Verges and Laybys being abused mostly by people from outside the area. Would you buy a car costing several thgousand from someone miles away just on a mobile phone?
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