Sarah Hitchings & Joy Preston: Memories of Lewes, collected by U3A
The Lewes U3A Oral History Project created an archive of over two hundred recordings, which is a rich resource for historians who are interested in almost any aspect life in Lewes in the twentieth century. This little known archive is accessible to the general public at East Sussex Record Office and covers a wide range of topics such as: local shops and businesses, schools, churches, the races, clubs and societies. Joy Preston and Sarah Hitchings will introduce the project and the archive, play some extracts of the voices, and explain how to go about making use of the recordings for research. Full of the details of everyday life, as well as the way Lewes was touched by wider events such as the Second World War, this is history told and brought to life by those who experienced it.
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.