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The Link to Lewis Carroll

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Kemp Town Enclosures are rumoured to have inspired Lewis Carroll (the Rev Charles Dodgson) in his writing of Alice in Wonderland. A special key, dark hedges, a wrought iron fence, and of course, the brick tunnel descending from the cultivated gardens to a balcony overlooking the beach are all ingredients for the perfect setting for the famed novel.

Lewis Carroll was a regular visitor to Sussex Square where his Oxford friend, the Reverend Henry Barclay, ran a boys’ prep school at 11 Sussex Square, Brighton, between 1874 – 87.  The ivy-strewn tunnel in the Gardens fascinated Lewis Carroll and, accordingly, it is said to have been the inspiration for the hole through which Alice fell in Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, so starting her escapades with the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat.

We should also mention that the name of the road bending around the location of Kemp Town Enclosures is Lewes Crescent, and we’re keen on the theory that the road’s name may have inspired one half of Reverend Charles Dodgson’s pseudonym.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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