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Directions needed please?

On 6 Apr 2011 at 8:11am Taff wrote:
Can anyone tell me where in Lewes district Lamport is?
On 6 Apr 2011 at 8:36am 'ere be monsters wrote:
Coming from the tunnel, go into the town past Waitrose. Turn right at the traffic lights, go to the top of the hill and turn right by the War Memorial. Follow the road down the hill, stay in the offside lane. Bear round to the right. Join the traffic coming from left, past the church and turn right at the traffic lights. Turn right at the top of the hill, follow the road round to the right go past the bus station and turn right at the lights..............................
On 6 Apr 2011 at 9:39am Legend wrote:
Landport is on the north west side of the town. Entrance into Landport is via A275, then A2029 Offham Road then Kingsley Road.
On 6 Apr 2011 at 9:44am Chris P wrote:
Dont go after dark, and say goodbye to your hub caps now
On 6 Apr 2011 at 10:09am Mappy wrote:
Look on thsi map, it's the honeycomb-type road layout area
On 6 Apr 2011 at 10:10am Mappy wrote:
Hmm forum stripped out the link
On 6 Apr 2011 at 10:12am Webbo wrote:
Or you could...

Check it out here »
On 6 Apr 2011 at 10:20am Deelite wrote:
Drive carefully while you're there. Some of the BB touting locals give careless drivers very short shrift.
On 6 Apr 2011 at 10:56am Mappy wrote:
@webbo Yeah I added the full link from googlemaps rather than shortening it first. Hey ho
On 6 Apr 2011 at 1:15pm Taff wrote:
Cheers everyone. I am still dizzy EBM!
The local libdems shoved a polling leaflet through the door yestreday claiming to have succeeded on retaining bus services to Lamport! So I thought I would ask about this place.
Hardly encouraging when local polsters get local areas wrong is it?
On 6 Apr 2011 at 1:39pm 'ere be monsters wrote:
Wondering why nobody else read it as Lamport?
On 6 Apr 2011 at 1:48pm Twinky wrote:
Webbo - why do inserted links have to be shortened / encrypted? Means I have no way of looking at a link before I click (can be dangerous at work).
On 6 Apr 2011 at 2:14pm Mappy wrote:
Ha completely missed that mis-spelling. In which case you want this map:

Check it out here »
On 6 Apr 2011 at 4:13pm jonnyboy wrote:
Many old maps of Lewes refer to the area as Lamport. I'm not sure when the spelling changed.
On 6 Apr 2011 at 5:10pm Chris P wrote:
I was cycling through Landport the other day and stuck out my left arm to signal left and someone stole my watch.
On 6 Apr 2011 at 5:36pm Justin Time wrote:
You gave the game away and let them know you were a visitor by signalling your intention!
If you want to turn left in Landport and really want to signal you should stick out your right arm.
I suspect it wasn't a local anyway, they can't tell the time!

On 6 Apr 2011 at 6:19pm Clifford wrote:
It's interesting what jonnyboy says. East Sussex records office have got this - 'William Figg, surveyor: map of Houndean and Lamport, Lewes 1827'
On 6 Apr 2011 at 9:08pm jonnyboy wrote:
There are a number of references to Lamport in " The Book Of John Rowe" published by Susssex Record Society in 1928.

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On 6 Apr 2011 at 9:22pm Roly Mo wrote:
I can't believe none of you got the irony in Taff's post. Regulars would know that he is a regular contributor on here, and, correct me if I'm wrong Taff, but I believe he lives in Lamport.
On 6 Apr 2011 at 10:22pm IMEYOU wrote:
Never heard of Lamport
On 6 Apr 2011 at 10:36pm Harold wrote:
Lamport is a old sussex name for Landport, It derives from the sheep that were grazed on the downs and transported via the river to Newhaven and onwards. Ie Lamb port
On 7 Apr 2011 at 8:10am Taff wrote:
Not quite Mo.
I shall look these issues up to confirm though.
On 7 Apr 2011 at 8:36am 'ere be monsters wrote:
When was the Landport Estate built? I would have said it was started in the late 30s or early 40s. Previous references to Lamport may well have been somewhere completely different. I can't imagine the LibDems were being clever in referring to the estate in an old perhaps original term. Can't ever remember hearing a local refer to it as Land Port, only Lanport. Bit like the difference between Off Ham and Oaf'm!!
On 7 Apr 2011 at 4:49pm jonnyboy wrote:
Webbo has added a picture to my previous post showing Lambport.
On 8 Apr 2011 at 8:14am Taff wrote:
Well you learn something new every day. Cheers to you both.
However I dont think the Libdems polling leaflet was trying to be cute by referring to an 'olde' part of Lewes.

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