Lewes History Group Meeting – Monday 9 March 2015, 7:00 for 7:30pm

Brigitte Lardinois: Unlocking the Reeves Archive in Lewes

Two years ago Brigitte Lardinois, a photographic historian resident in Lewes, approached Tom Reeves and Tania Osband with a proposal to map their archive, housed at the Edward Reeves Studio at no 159 High Street. Their business has been in continual operation since 1855 and is likely to be the oldest still working photographic studio, run by the same family at the same premises, in the world. There are over 100,000 carefully numbered glass plates.

Brigitte will share with us her research strategy and discuss the plans for the unlocking of this archive.

Edward Reeves Photography Negatives Room D5775
The negatives room at the Edward Reeve photographic studio, Lewes.
Photo copyright and courtesy of Edward Reeves Photography

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.