Photos of Lewes High Street from 1860 to 1960 – Friends of Lewes talk, Thursday 12 September 2019, 7.45pm

Tom Reeves: Retail Retold – Life on Lewes High Street

Tom Reeves shows images of the town and people of Lewes taken in the High Street from 1860 to 1960.

The images are from the Edward Reeves Archive, a collection of historic images from the world’s oldest surviving photography studio.

This talk is linked to the new lightbox exhibition which runs from the 5th to the 29th September 2019, featuring 80 lightboxes in windows up and down Lewes High Street.

The exhibition will focus on the importance which High Streets – now very much under threat – have in the life of a community.

Special emphasis will be given to the much more sustainable way in which generations before us did their shopping.

Lewes High Street, Tom Reeves talk
Lewes High Street and clock, c. 1936 (detail)
Image courtesy of Edward Reeves Photography

Venue: 7:45pm at Trinity Church Southover, Southover High Street, Lewes BN7 1JH

Entry: Open to all – admission free to Friends of Lewes members, £3 for non-members

Tea & coffee in the interval

See the Diary page for a list of  forthcoming events organised by the Friends of Lewes.

 

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