Lewes History Group talk: Shepherds of the South Downs – Monday 9 November 2020, 7:20 for 7:30pm start

A Zoom Webinar

Ian Everest: Shepherds of the Sussex Downs – Their lives and times

Central to Sussex farming in past centuries, and in particular to the economy of the Lewes area, were the tens of thousands of sheep that grazed on the Downs.

The shepherds, who spent their solitary lives caring for their flocks, were a familiar part of the local countryside. They and their flocks assembled each autumn for the annual Lewes sheep fairs.

Ian tells their story.

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Postcard showing a shepherd and dog watching over a Southdown flock above Southerham. The Southerham chalkpits and limeworks are visible.
Image from the Mike Green collection

To access this talk, you need to register your intention some days in advance: Click to Register

There is no charge for this talk.

After registering and well before the talk, we will send you a confirmation email containing information about how to join the webinar itself.

Please join the webinar at 7:20pm.

We would recommend a computer screen or an iPad as a minimum screen-size for viewing our webinars.

Our presenters will be speaking live, and you can ask questions by typing in the Q&A box in Zoom.

See the Talks page for a list of  forthcoming monthly events organised by the Lewes History Group.