Talks & Visits

Due to Covid-19 social distancing practices, we are delivering our talks by Zoom Webinar. To join these talks, you need to 1) register your intention some days in advance, 2) receive our confirmation email with a link to the talk, 3) click on that link to attend the talk 10 minutes before it starts.

Next talk: 9 November 2020 – Shepherds of the South Downs – Click to Register


The Lewes History Group presents public talks on the 2nd Monday of each month.  We invite speakers who address particular topics of interest, and we list the talks below. There is an entry fee payable at the door of £1 for members, and £3 for non-members.

Research project meetings are held periodically. These meetings are for members working on research projects, and for those considering starting a project or participating in a current project. The aim of the meetings is to review progress and develop expertise. We also arrange courses in research skills and use of resources.

Times: You are welcome from 7.00pm for free refreshments and updates on the Group’s activities. Scheduled talks begin promptly at 7:30pm and finish by 9.00pm.

Location: Our public talks are usually held at The King’s Church building on Brooks Road, Lewes. (Between Tesco car park and Homebase).

Invited presentations scheduled for January – December 2020

Monday 13 January 2020 Stuart Billington The History of St John-sub-Castro Church, Lewes
Monday 10 February 2020 Dan Swift Lewes Between the Twittens
Monday 9 March 2020 Christopher Whittick Banged Up in Lewes: Criminal custody in the County Town
Monday 20 April 2020 (3rd Monday due to Easter) Chris Taylor Cancelled, rescheduling Lewes Street Story: Mill Road, Malling
Monday 11
May 2020
Ruth Thomson & team Rescheduled to September The Book of the Pells
Monday 8 June 2020 David Scott Cowan Rescheduled to October Rowland Halls: Sussex Architect
Monday 13 July 2020 Bob Cairns Postponed Where in Lewes?
Monday 17 August 2020 Sue Berry Lady Anne Pelham of Stanmer, networker and spender (Zoom webinar for LHG Members)
Monday 14 September 2020 Ruth Thomson, Sarah Bayliss, John Webber The Pells of Lewes: from wetlands to popular Victorian suburb (Zoom webinar)
Monday 12 October 2020 David Scott Cowan Rowland Halls: Sussex Architect (Zoom webinar )
Monday 9 November 2020 Ian Everest Shepherds of the South Downs (Zoom webinar)
Monday 14 December 2020 Chris Horlock AGM, plus talk: A Sussex Christmas (Zoom webinar)

Lewes History Group Talks 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009