New book – Lewes: the Postcard Collection, by Bob Cairns

Bob Cairns, Lewes: The Postcard Collection. Amberley Publishing, 15 August 2015.

Lewes, the county town of East Sussex, started out as a bridging point and market town. Steeped in history, the town was an important Saxon burgh by 900, boasting two licensed mints. Its importance was reinforced when William de Warenne, a key ally of William the Conqueror, built his castles here.

Cairns_Lewes_The_Postcard_CollectionLewes Castle still dominates and is well worth a visit. Intercepted by the River Ouse, there are a number of gorgeous countryside walks to take advantage of in this charming ancient town. The Postcard Collection beautifully illustrates the culture and character of Lewes, taking us on a journey through its historical past.

Bob Cairns has collected Edwardian picture postcards of Lewes, Ringmer and the surrounding villages for 40 years, amassing 2,000 cards of Lewes and 1,800 of the villages near by.





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