Lewes St. Anne’s Casualties of the Great War – Friday 22 February 2019, 7:30pm

Talk by Councillor Dr Graham Mayhew

This is the last of Graham Mayhew’s scheduled talks on Lewes and the First World War. He will be looking at the 58 people, including 3 women, named on the St Anne’s Memorial, their backgrounds, lives and what happened to them.

It will be a great opportunity to find out more about what Lewes was like 100 years ago.

Venue: St Anne’s Church, High St, Lewes, BN7 1RJ

Entry: £10, including a glass of wine. Tickets are available from St Anne’s Church (normally open weekdays 10am to noon), or from Lewes Town Council reception desk in the Town Hall. All proceeds go to the church’s plan to upgrade facilities with disabled access toilets.

Doors open at 7:00pm

Mayhew St Anne's Casualties talk poster


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Help plan the Lewes Pells Ponds Centenary of 2020

The Lewes Pells and St Johns Neighbourhood Association are planning to celebrate the Pells’ centenary on 6-7 June 2020.

19th Century cosumes and games, boat rides, a swimming gala, a photographic exhibition, house histories, an I-spy trail, and a Pells School reunion are among suggestions already put forward to mark this centenary celebration.

Come and share these ideas and more, and help turn them into reality on Saturday 9 March 2019, 3-5pm, at St John’s Church Hall, Talbot Terrace, Lewes.

If you can’t come to this meeting, but would like take part or to be kept informed about the celebrations, we’d love to hear from you. Email Pellscentenary@gmail.com

Pells postcard for 9.3.19 meeting


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A Greener, Cleaner Lewes – Friends of Lewes talk, Wednesday 13 February, 2019, 7:45pm

Dean Bell, Louise Holloway, and Millie Manley will give three talks for this eco-themed evening

The Friends of Lewes is primarily known for its built environment work, but we also focus on the natural environment of our area. These three short talks demonstrate our commitment to this aspect of keeping our town special. Our speakers describe varied projects spanning the town’s trees, sustainability, and its problems with litter. FoL supports all these projects in one way or another.

Dean Bell of Plumpton College will describe the work he has put into a tree survey of the town, which the FoL Trees Committee started in 2012, and which Dean has recently revitalised.

Louise Holloway will describe the evolving town asset that is Tingle’s Way, a walk around Lewes that speaks to sustainability and ecosystem services, named for the late Dr Colin Tingle. Amongst many other achievements, Colin was a significant contributor to the philosophy and substance of the town’s Neighbourhood Plan.

Millie Manley will speak about Litter Free Lewes, her successful and passionate initiative to stem the tide of discarded litter which blights our streets and parks.

friends of lewes eco-talk
River Ouse from Malling, Lewes. Image © Neil Merchant

7.45pm Lecture Room, Lewes Town Hall (Fisher Street entrance)

Open to all – admission free to Friends of Lewes members, £3 for non-members

Wine and juice can be purchased in the interval

See the Diary page for a list of  forthcoming events organised by the Friends of Lewes.


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