BOTPS Coffee Morning
To feature a talk by Geoff Hutchinson on the subject of ‘William Pitt the Younger and the Martello Towers’
Saturday 14th November 2015
Manor Barn, Old Town
Author and local historian Geoff Hutchinson was born in Hastings in 1942 and has lived in East Sussex all his life, but now lives in Brede, near Rye.
He has a tremendous enthusiasm for local history and the colourful characters associated with it. Geoff also has a passion for drama and his ability to combine the two has proved a successful formula.
Geoff’s personal crusade is to make history lively and vibrant – his books, talks and impersonation of local worthies have proved popular with all ages and have led to him making contributions to radio and television. Over the last 20 years, Geoff has built a considerable reputation as a lively and entertaining speaker.
The talk will focus on the year 1803 as the Prime Minister, William Pitt the Younger plans to defend the coastline during the Napoleonic wars.