Lewes History Group talk on the Lewes Floods of 2000: Monday 9 October 2017, 7:00 for 7:30pm

Christine Hall and Mick Hawksworth: Remembering the Lewes Floods 2000

The floods of October 2000 brought devastation to the lives of local people and businesses and many still remember it vividly, including the extended periods spent trying to get homes and premises back to some kind of normality.

Mick Hawksworth videoed the aftermath of the Lewes Floods, recording the stories of ordinary people in the town, as well as the heroic efforts of the Emergency Services. He says,”The film includes the photos and testimony of local people describing how the flood affected them, their friends and families. I intercut it with BBC news footage and also put in references to the earlier floods in the 1960s.”

A decade on, in 2010, Christine Hall and co-director Wenda Bradley, managed ‘After the Flood’, a project that included an exhibition of flood memories, photos, art, poetry and music.

Now, 17 years later, Christine and Mick of Artemis Arts, themselves victims of the flooding, are revisiting the impact on the town and its residents with a film & illustrated talk.

2000 Lewes floods

Image courtesy of Mick Hawksworth

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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