1921 Census – Free National Archives online talks Saturday 8 January 2022, 10:00 and 11:30am

The National Archive will be publishing the 1921 Census for England and Wales online via Findmypast on 6 January 2022.

In order to help users get the most out of the 1921 Census, they will be putting on two free online talks on 8 January 2022:

Introducing the 1921 Census of England & Wales – 10:00am

Discover the historical context, tips for effective searching, and the best way to trace individuals. Booking link

Census surgery: behind the 1921 census – 11:30am

Two experts discuss its significance of the 1921 Census, what it reveals about life 100 years ago, and how to use it to get the most out of it for your research. Booking link

You can use Findmypast on the computers in Lewes Library, and at The Keep.

Searching the 1921 Census on Findmypast will be free but there will be a charge of £2.50 for every record transcript and £3.50 for every original record image viewed. Alternatively, viewing the digital images of the 1921 Census of England and Wales is free on the premises at The National Archives at Kew.

See Lewes History Group’s listing of research resources for family history, house history, historical images, newspapers, and much more.

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The Keep – Christmas closure

The Keep will be closed from 24 December 2021 – 3 January 2022, reopening at 10am on Tuesday 4 January.

The staff won’t have access to email or phone messages during this time but they will get back to any queries as soon as possible on their return.

Check their opening times on their website

The Keep Front
The Keep, Falmer

 

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John Eccles

John Eccles, whose obituary appeared in the 10 December 2021 Sussex Express, was a respected local journalist, and the Lewes reporter for that newspaper for several decades.

He was a great character, with an unparalleled knowledge of the Lewes of his day. However, his lasting legacy will be his ‘Lewes Rouser’ column for that newspaper.

This quirky and eclectic column about the town’s history was widely read and enjoyed, and prepared the ground for the remarkable success of the Lewes History Group when it was formed a decade ago. ‘Lewes Rouser’ was very much the inspiration for the LHG Bulletin.

John Kay


Image at Sussex Express website

 

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