02 - Union Street

The walk starts in Union Street. It becomes apparent that we are standing in an island of houses in the middle of a larger space, itself surrounded by buildings. It turns out that the outer buildings are older than the ones surrounding us, and with the help of Gordon Lascelles and Mark Kenyon, we begin to appreciate that quite why Harleston is where it is, or indeed why it is, is a bit of mystery! We also learn that the Georgian facades are just that, facades, and that beneath them is a wonderful heritage of timber frame buildings from a much earlier era. We hear some personal stories of how Broad Street has changed over the years.