David Goldsmith: The 1836 Lewes Avalanche.
The topic of David’s illustrated talk is the fatal avalanche that buried several houses on South Street 175 years ago, and is remembered today in the name of the Snowdrop Inn. His talk will include the historical context, graphic eye witness descriptions of the event, the impact on the people involved, the reasons that the snow accumulated in such vast quantities, and whether such a disaster might ever occur again.
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.