Cuckfield (from An Excursion to Brighthelmstone, made in the year 1789)

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One of a set of eight aquatints devoted to posting houses on the main road from London to Brighthelmstone (Brighton), together with attractions of the seaside resort, this print represents a fair at Cuckfield, with a signpost on the corner of the main street pointing to London, Brighthelmstone, Tun-Bridge and Lewes. Related text tells us that the village is forty miles from London and, "a fair is held, in September, reported to by a great number of pretty rustic females, and by a multitude of happy swains. From Cuckfield to Brighthelmstone, about 14 miles distant, the country is chearful [sic], and the prospects various and extensive."

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