A Fitzroy House Event
Anthea Arnold: The Lewes Library Story
An account of how the Library came to be built and how the Lewes Library Society became a key part of the Fitzroy story, covering how it was funded by Hannah Rothschild; the building by George Gilbert Scott; the original use of it by the Library Society of Lewes; and its life as a public library.
The talk covers all these from its donation to the Council in 1862 until 1956, when it ceased to be a library.
Eleanor Austin: Fitzroy House – Rescue and Restoration
A pictorial ‘before and after’ look at the restoration and transformation from public library to family home; a first-hand account of the rescue of the building by the Franks family.
Venue: Fitzroy House
Details and tickets: from Fitzroy House website