Debby Matthews: A Tour Around Gideon Mantell’s Lewes
Debby Matthews will give an illustrated talk entitled ‘A tour around Gideon Mantell’s Lewes’, based on Mantell’s original guide-book to Lewes. Mantell’s book was in turn based on a visit back to his home town in 1846. He describes the town as it was during his childhood in the 1790s, and as it developed during the years in which he practised medicine at Castle Place. Mantell grew up in St Mary’s Lane [now Station Street], and Debby now lives in the house in which he was born.
Debby has many other roles in Lewes, including Director of the South Downs Council for Voluntary Service, newsletter editor for the South Street Bonfire Society, a town tour leader, member of the Oyster Project team and presenter on Rocket FM.
Venue: The new King’s Church building on Brooks Road, Lewes. (Between Tesco car park and Homebase)
See the Meetings page for a list of forthcoming monthly talks organised by the Lewes History Group.