Mathew Homewood: A Turbulent History of Pub Life in Lewes
For centuries the many Lewes inns and public houses were the centre of the town’s social life, including its politics, its entertainment and its bonfire. Some might argue they still are.
Mathew’s talk will develop the story told last summer in John Davey’s ‘Old Inns of Lewes’ to take a closer look at what went on in some of these establishments, and the problems faced by many a landlord.
He will tell the tale of the devastating summer of 1907, when the authorities purged Lewes of 12 of its drinking establishments, and will also introduce us to the pub that never was; the Robin Hood.
Mathew Homewood is a Genealogist & Historical Researcher at Traditional Family Trees.
As usual all will be welcome, and we will be serving coffee and biscuits before the meeting.
There is an entry fee for these meetings, payable at the door, of £2 for members, and £3 for non-members.
Venue: The King’s Church building on Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY. (Between Tesco car park and Homebase)
See the Meetings page for a list of forthcoming monthly talks organised by the Lewes History Group.