Meetings & Visits

Our regular meetings are held each month and are open to the general public:

  • Invited presentations held on the 2nd Monday of each month. These  meetings are where invited speakers address particular topics of interest. There is an entry fee for these meetings, payable at the door, of £2 for members, and £3 for non-members.
  • Research project meetings generally held on the 3rd Monday of the month. 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.

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: Regular meetings 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 2016 – June 2017

Monday 11 January John Bleach Lewes in Art
Monday 8 February Ian Everest Life on a Sussex Farm in the 1950s
Monday 14 March Greg Chuter Death, Burial & Farming on a South Downs Hillside
Monday 11 April Stewart Angell Secret Sussex Resistance
Monday 9 May John Farrant James Lambert of Lewes: East Sussex’s First Professional Artist
Monday 13 June Rosalind Chislett Living in History: investigating the history of your property
Monday 10 July Greg Chuter VISIT: Guided archaeological walk on Malling Down
Monday 11 July Marcus Taylor & John Kay Alec Clifton-Taylor’s 1981 film on Lewes town architecture
Monday 8 August No meeting
Monday 22 August VISIT Tour of Bridge Cottage, Uckfield
Trip Report and Photos
Monday 12 September Bob Cairns So you think you know Lewes?
Monday 10 October Brigitte Lardinois Stories seen through a glass plate 1916: Lewes remembers life during WW1
Monday 14 November Joyce Fisher, Lewes Little Theatre The Darker Shades of Sun Street

Listen to Rocket FM recording

Monday 12 December Ian Everest AGM, plus talk on the Land Girls
Monday 9 January 2017 Paul Quinn Challenging the Myths of the Lewes Martyrs
Monday 13 February 17 John Blackwell John Every’s Phoenix Ironworks
Monday 13 March 2017 Frances Stenlake Rehabilitating Kate Fowler-Tutt
Monday 10 April 2017 TBA TBA
Monday 8
May 2017
Chris Kempshall Lowther’s Lambs and the Boar’s Head
Monday 12 June 2017 Ruth Thomson Reel Lewes

Lewes History Group Meetings 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009