Lewes History Group Meeting – Monday 13 January 2014, 7:00 for 7:30pm

Dr Sam Carroll: Ale & Hearty – Brewing in Lewes over 200 Years

Oral historian, Dr Sam Carroll, will cover the new insights that the Ale & Hearty project has yielded on the social and agricultural history of brewing in Lewes, using examples of what has been collected over the project’s duration; from archives, published sources and oral history interviews.

The project focuses on the history of brewing in Lewes and its related industrial and agricultural links over 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.

Brewer sampling beer

All are welcome from 7.00pm for free refreshments and updates on the Group’s activities. The talk will begin promptly at 7:30pm and will finish by 9.00pm.

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.

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