John Davey: The Old Inns of Lewes
Lewes is still quite well supplied with public houses, but there were once far more of these foci of civic life than there are today. In many cases the old inn buildings survive, converted to other uses, though some have disappeared altogether. John Davey is the son of Leslie Davey, whose books on Lewes history included ‘The Street Names of Lewes’ (1961), ‘The Inns of Lewes, Past & Present’ (1977) and ‘The Story of the Lewes Victoria Hospital’ (1981). All three of Leslie Davey’s books were published by the Friends of Lewes, amongst their many valuable contributions to understanding the development of our town. John’s talk will be illustrated.
As usual all will be welcome, and we will be serving coffee and biscuits before the meeting.
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.