The Alfriston and Cuckmere Valley Historical Society

“The Alfriston and Cuckmere Valley Historical Society were formed in 2003 in order to help to preserve and promote the rich heritage of the beautiful downland village and the adjoining Cuckmere Valley.”

“The Society hold regular meetings and have visiting speakers to talk on a wide range of historic subjects.  The Society have sponsored archaeological excavations which have enhanced our understanding of the past.”

You can find details of their talks on the Alfriston and Cuckmere Valley Historical Society website.

Image at the Alfriston and Cuckmere Valley Historical Society website




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Anne Boleyn: a King’s Obsession – talk on Friday 22 September 2017, 7:30pm

A Friends of Anne of Cleves’ House event

Alison Weir: Anne Boleyn: a King’s Obsession

Book cover of Weir: Six Tudor QueensAnne Boleyn is the second book in historian and writer Alison Weir’s Six Tudor Queens series.


Venue: Anne of Cleves’ House, 52 Southover High Street, Lewes, BN7 1JA

Details and tickets: please call 01273 473218. Friends website.




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New book: Screen Stories – Lewes Goes to the Pictures

This new book was published by the Lewes History Group on 27 May 2017.

The building of Depot, Lewes’ new cinema, was the original catalyst for Screen Stories. Reel Lewes, a group of Lewes-based film professionals and researchers led by Ruth Thomson, has spent two years investigating the history of the three previous cinemas in the town: the County Theatre (Watergate Lane), Cinema de Luxe (School Hill) and the Odeon (Cliffe), which operated from 1910 to 1971.

Screen Stories book front coverThe team recorded what Lewesians remember about cinema-going in the past. While not intended to be a comprehensive history of Lewes cinemas, Screen Stories does vividly bring to life the importance of film and cinema, both in the life of the town and in the lives of its residents.


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