John Eccles, whose obituary appeared in the 10 December 2021 Sussex Express, was a respected local journalist, and the Lewes reporter for that newspaper for several decades.
He was a great character, with an unparalleled knowledge of the Lewes of his day. However, his lasting legacy will be his ‘Lewes Rouser’ column for that newspaper.
This quirky and eclectic column about the town’s history was widely read and enjoyed, and prepared the ground for the remarkable success of the Lewes History Group when it was formed a decade ago. ‘Lewes Rouser’ was very much the inspiration for the LHG Bulletin.