Fifty-Five ‘Old Boys’ of Lewes County Grammar School for Boys died on active service in the Second World War in theatres of conflict all around the globe.
Their monument is the truly impressive Memorial Chapel in the grounds of Priory School, Lewes, consecrated in 1960 and believed to be the only officially sanctioned war memorial in any state school in Britain.
Down the years the Chapel’s origins have been largely forgotten. Now the tragic but epic story of the ‘Fifty-Five’ and the astonishing tale of dogged determination and perseverance behind the construction of the Chapel are revived and brought to vibrant life in a brand new book edited by Lewes writer David Arnold, launched 12 March 2018 at a talk to the Lewes History Group.
David Arnold (ed), The Fifty Five: a Story Set in Stone, Lewes: Crown Publishing Ltd, 2018
Currently available by mail order through the Chapel Trust web site