John Kay: John Whitfeld the Smuggler and his Lewes “Club”
For over 30 years John Whitfeld played a key role in the commercial and political life of Georgian Lewes. Appearing from nowhere, he established himself as a merchant, political fixer, ironmaster, wreck-salvager, country gentleman and churchwarden, before suddenly selling up and disappearing without trace. What was the real story behind all the rumours that abounded about the true source of his wealth and influence?
(This talk replaces Bob Cairns: Lewes Then and Now)
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.