Lewes History Group Meeting – Monday 9 June 2014, 7:00 for 7:30pm

David Simkin: Victorian and Edwardian Photographers in Lewes

Amateur photo-historian, David Simkin talks about the photographers who were active in and around Lewes between 1851 and 1910.

David will concentrate on the lives and careers of established professional photographers such as Daniel Blagrove and Edward Reeves, but he will also look at the work of amateurs like Edward Bedford (1865-1953), Henry Bartlett (1875-1965) and William Funnell of Newick (1848-1938).

David runs the website Sussex PhotoHistory, and will illustrate his talk with primary sources and examples taken from his large collection of photographs.

Lewes High Street by Blagrove c1874

Lewes High Street by Blagrove c.1874. Courtesy of David Simkin

All are welcome from 7.00pm for free refreshments and updates on the Group’s activities. The talk will begin promptly at 7:30pm and will finish by 9.00pm.

There is an entry fee for these meetings, payable at the door, of £2 for members, and £3 for non-members.

Venue: The King’s Church building on Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY. (Between Tesco car park and Homebase)

See the Meetings page for a list of  forthcoming monthly talks organised by the Lewes History Group.