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 £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: 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 2019

Monday 14 January 2019 Chris Smith Local History with the Path Detectives
Monday 11 February 2019 Helen Poole Thomas Cromwell and the Dissolution of the Sussex Monasteries
Monday 11 March 2019 Sue Berry The Legacy of Amon & Amon Henry Wilds, architects of Lewes and Brighton
Monday 8 April 2019 Beverley Elphick Historical Fiction:  What Comes First – Research or Imagination?
Monday 13
May 2019
Tom Reeves Edward Reeves: development of a business and technology
Friday 7
June 2019
Members’ Visit Regency Town House, Hove, with Regency lunch (fully subscribed)
Monday 10 June 2019 David Arscott Floreat Lewys: the chequered history of Lewes Old Grammar School
Monday 8 July 2019 Paul Myles The Rise of Thomas Paine
Monday 13 August 2019 No meeting
Monday 9 September 2019 Sarah Bayliss + Wenda Bradley Stories behind the Lewes Town Hall Paintings
Monday 14 October 2019 Joanna Hines The Godlees of Bear Yard: an intimate family portrait
Monday 11 November 2019 Sue Berry The Rise of Victorian and Edwardian Suburbs in Lewes
Monday 9 December 2019 AGM, plus talk by Andrew Buxton on Public Art in Lewes

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