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Flying Officer Claude Mervyn Wheatley of Lewes, 1913-1940

Lewes-born World War 2 Flying Officer Claude Mervyn Wheatley was killed on 22 March 1940 when his unarmed Spitfire N3069, one of two allocated to the RAF’s first operational aerial reconnaissance unit, was shot down and crashed near the Dutch … Continue reading

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Lewes History Group talk: Edward Reeves: development of a business and technology – Monday 13 May 2019, 7:00 for 7:30pm

Tom Reeves: Edward Reeves and the Evolution of Photography – the development of a business and technology In this talk Tom Reeves will cover the development of his family’s photographic business that goes back to the 1850s. Plus, using a … Continue reading

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Thomas Paine’s To Begin the World Over Again, Saturday 27 April 2019, 7:30pm

Please note: this is a play, not the film recording of the play Actor Ian Ruskin’s acclaimed one-man play brings Thomas Paine home to Lewes. Paine changed the world with his pen, sparking the American and French Revolutions and the … Continue reading

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