The lost Wey to the sea (Ticketed) FULL

Wednesday 18 May 2016
Talk begins at 6.30pm. Refreshments at 6pm.

The talk

A brief history of the inland waterway route from Portsmouth to London of which the Wey & Arun Canal was an important link. It will also cover the restoration work that has been undertaken on sections of the canal, through photographs and film, as well as the latest development and future plans for the Wey & Arun Canal.

The speaker

Tony Pratt has spent several years as a volunteer Trustee for the Wey & Arun canal in the role of Conservation officer, he is also a qualified Boatmaster for the boar trip which he still drives regularly. He has long been interested in local history, particularly related to the Arun Valley. He presented on the DVD ‘The Lost Wey to the Sea’ in 2002 about the route, and has given talks about Sussex Navigations and rivers for many years.

Participant information

All talks start at 6.30pm, last for about 1–1½ hours, with tea, coffee & cake available between 6pm-6.30pm in Crawley Hall.


£12 per person, £10 for Museum Friends, £5 for Weald & Downland Museum volunteers


To book call 01243 811021 or download our booking form here.