Lewes History Group Research Meeting, Monday 17th June, 7:30pm

The Ale & Hearty Project: a Social and Agricultural History of Brewing in Lewes

This local  project, which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other local organisations, focuses on the history of brewing in Lewes and its related industrial and agricultural links from the 18th Century to the present day, a period of some 200 years. It focuses on the community of Lewes; working life in relation to Breweries, agricultural workers and rural life and trades. It also links in with abstinence and religious culture locally at the time, as well as a clear relation between trades and society through social clubs.

The Lewes History Group is a partner in the Ale & Hearty project.  The purpose of the Research Meeting is to give everyone:

  • an opportunity to learn more about the project,
  • to see how LHG members might help the project
  • consider work LHG might do as a complement to what Ale & Hearty have planned.

Nicola Benge, the Ale & Hearty project leader, will kick off the meeting with a detailed summary of their current work.


Venue: Kings Church Building, Brooks Road

All welcome




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