How did Lewes Grow?
The aim of the meeting is to give everyone the opportunity to share, in small groups, what we know about where we live and plot the places where people live (or have lived) on a map of Lewes. If you have documents, for example old deeds or photographs, please bring them along. Even if you don’t live in Lewes now, or never have done, please come to the meeting. The questions you could ask and your contributions to the discussions will still be valuable.
Perhaps you could tell everyone something about why you live in Lewes and the history of the places where you have lived, both past and present.
- How old is the house you live in now, or any previous house: 21st century? 1970 -2000? 1945 -1969? Inter-war? Edwardian? Victorian? Georgian? Earlier?
- How long have you, or your family lived there?
- Is your home the first to be built on that site?
Following the meeting a small team will gather together all that we have learnt and write a short piece for the Bulletin and the Web site. We are hoping that the information we collect will be a very useful source for the group and might lead to some new group projects.
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.