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Lewes History Group talk: History of Lewes Old Grammar School – Monday 10 June 2019, 7:00 for 7:30pm

David Arscott: Floreat Lewys – the chequered history of Lewes Old Grammar School Back in the 1960s an eccentric headmaster of Lewes Old Grammar School took its records into the yard and burned the lot. This inexplicable act of vandalism … Continue reading

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Paul Myles: The Rise of Thomas Paine – Wednesday 22 May 2019, 5:30-6:30pm

A talk at The Keep Thomas Paine, English-born political activist and one of the founding fathers of the United States, lived in Lewes from 1768-74, during which time he wrote The Case of the Officers of Excise, a pamphlet condemning … Continue reading

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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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