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Coley and Coley Park: Town and country side by side - Mike Cooper and Katie Amos - 7 February

Battle Library


Local historians Mike Cooper and Katie Amos take a fresh look at the history of Coley and Coley Park, giving an introduction to the area from the Middles Ages to 1960s tower blocks.  In between you'll hear about Victorian slums, life at the "the Big House" and the building of a massive new estate in the 1950s.  

Tickets available at Central and Battle Libraries, £4 (£3 to library members)

Please note that we do not book tickets in advance of payment. Tickets can only be purchased online or in person. All tickets sold on the day of the event will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

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