This talk will be followed by a short Lewes History Group AGM for members, scheduled for 8:45pm on Zoom. [AGM Zoom link was sent to LHG members on 27.11.20, and will be re-sent at a later date]
A Zoom Webinar
Chris Horlock: A Sussex Christmas
Lewes History Group’s December talk on Zoom by local historian Chris Horlock reveals how the people of Sussex celebrated Christmas in the past. Even those who know Sussex well will discover some new and surprising things in his talk.
Many of the customs of the traditional twelve days of Christmas are detailed, including putting up the decorations, bringing in the yule log, preparing the Christmas day feast, plus the curious ‘Mummer’s Play’ entertainment. There’s a Christmas tale or two along the way, including a mysterious incident during the great snowstorm of 1881, plus how in 1939, the snow at Burwash was not the usual colour!
Chris Horlock is an expert on Sussex folklore and folk history, and a collector of old photographs. He writes regularly for Sussex Life, has published a number of books and is an accomplished speaker.
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.