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EF Benson Society

EF Benson Society near Playden, East Sussex

EF Benson Society
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Do you know where Mr and Mrs Wyse lived? Where did Lucia and Georgie stay on their first visit?

Find out: take a guided walk round Rye, looking at the houses and places associated with Mapp and Lucia novels, taking in the houses used in the BBC TV series. Walk round Rye and enter E.F.Benson’s world. See the places associated with both the stories and Benson himself.

Guide: Allan Downend, Secretary, E.F.Benson Society


The Walk lasts 1¾ hours.
£7.50 per person
Starts: 2pm
From: The Look-out at the eastern end of the High Street, the viewing point with the telescope for looking over the Romney Marsh

Saturday dates 2018:

May 26,
June 2nd, 16th,
July 7th, 21st
August 4th, 18th
September 1st

The Walk ends at Lamb House, the home of E.F.Benson, which is open on Saturdays.

If you would like a walk on any other days this can be arranged, please contact 01797 223 114.

*** Please check with Heritage Centre for any dates that have to be cancelled, 01797 226 696 or with Rye TIC 01797 229 049.

Lamb House is open Tuesday and Saturday 2pm - 5.30pm April to October


The E.F.Benson Society works to promote interest in E.F.Benson and the Benson family, and holds events and talks throughout the year as well as producing an annual journal and other publications. Membership is £12, £15 for two people at the same address, for UK and Europe, and £20 for other parts of the world. The Society was founded in 1985 and has produced its journal every year since, and published out of print Benson articles and stories as well as reprinting Betty Askwith's biography of the Benson family.
If you would like to join or wish further information, please write to the Secretary, The Old Coach House, High Street, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7JF. All cheques payable to the Society.


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