Rocket FM History Hour – Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd November 2013, 2-3pm

Truly local radio returns to Lewes on 24th October, and will feature a History Hour on Saturday 27 October, Saturday 2nd, and Sunday 3rd November, from 2 to 3pm.

The Lewes History Group’s Street Stories project was featured on Saturday 27 October.

On Saturday 2 November Debby Matthews & Rosie Boxer will be interviewing: Michael Chartier on the Battle’s context & importance; Edwina Livesey on the Heritage Lottery project; Tom Walker (designer) and Jackie Bennett (weaver) on the BoL Tapestry at the Barbican and the latest panel’s progress; Chris Whittick on the Battle’s route (or should that be routes…?); Jon Gunson about the formal celebrations and the Banners project, Phil Rose and students about the “Prepare for Battle @ 750” a project devised by young people for young people; and Andy McBean on the informal celebration plans in association with the Bonfire Societies.

Sunday 3 November will feature items on what archaeological finds tell us about life above ground in the Ouse Valley, life at the Priory and at its Cluny counterpart. Plus looking forward to 2014 – the WW1 commemorations in and around Lewes with details of a Sussex Past conference in April and a reprise of the Battle of Lewes celebration plans for May.

Details available on the Rocket FM website, under ‘Schedule’





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