With it being Valentine’s Day we have been looking at the tradition of Valentine’s greetings. These were in fact popular as far back as the Middle Ages from about C1400. At about the same time the first written Valentine was put on paper The Pilgrims Rest herself was also being built adjacent to Battle Abbey.
Over the centuries 600 Valentine’s may have been written from within the walls of this historic house; 600 smiles may have crept across the faces of young (and old) lovers. How many of those Valentine’s might have turned into marriage proposals?
We describe The Pilgrims Rest as having historic soul and you can probably understand why. We love to think of all those people who have lived, laughed and loved under her eaves – it is what makes her special and far more than just an old building.
So, to add to many hundred Valentine’s wishes already sent we would like to say …
“A Very Happy Valentine’s Day” from all of us at The Pilgrims Rest!