Talk by Peter Varlow on A Sussex Hall House of 1473 – Friday 15 January, 7.30pm

A Lewes Archaeological Group talk on Zoom

Peter Varlow: A Sussex Hall House of 1473

This is a well-illustrated talk about the architecture, archaeology and documentary history of a typical late-medieval timber-framed hall house in the Weald of Sussex.

Varlow - In an Old House, book cover

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Peter draws on evidence from building recording, documentary research, archaeology and dendrochronology that he and Sally Varlow carried out when researching their timber-framed Chailey farmhouse, and gives a colourful glimpse of the life and times of its people – the builders, owners and tenants – over nearly 550 years.

He is a member of the Vernacular Architecture Group and the Wealden Buildings Study Group, and author of ‘From Trees to Timbers: a comparative study of timber quantities in houses’, Vernacular Architecture Journal, 2015. He and Sally captured all their findings in their book, In An Old House, Pomegranate Press, 2017.

The talk will be free, but is limited to 100 people by the Zoom subscription. Please click on the link below to register in advance:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsf–gqDssG9b5B6R5nGEltNDNq0lg8B4h

After registering, you will receive an automated confirmation email containing your personal link for joining the meeting. Please don’t reply to this, but email Anne Locke if you have any queries. The email will include a link at the bottom for you to cancel if you are subsequently unable to attend.

The meeting will open from 7.15pm: please join early if you would like any technical help.

 

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Lewes Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 events – Saturday 23 to Wednesday 27 January 2021

Lewes HMD is putting on a number of virtual events to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2021:

Saturday 23 January 2–4pm (free online event): Haiku workshop on ‘acts of kindness in the worst of times’ from the Holocaust to the present lockdown era. Led by Christine Cohen Park, a writer, workshop facilitator and teacher. Email leweshmd1@gmail.com by 22 January, heading your email ‘event1’ and Lewes HMD will send you a Zoom link.

Saturday 23 January 7–8.30pm (free online event): The Holocaust legacy – discussion panel with local speakers from refugee, anti-racist and LGBT groups. Please note spaces are limited. Click to Register to receive an automated Zoom link.

Wednesday 27 January 8pm (free online event):  Be the Light in the DarknessLocal poets, musicians and others reflect on the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2021. At the end please join us in lighting in our own homes during a two-minutes’ silence. Email leweshmd3@googlemail.com, heading your email ‘event3’ and Lewes HMD will send you a Zoom link.

Lewes Holocaust Memorial Day posterThere will also be four amazing stories from Lewes residents, talking for the first time about family experiences in the Holocaust and other periods of war, find these on the Lewes HMD YouTube page

More information will be available via a window display at the Lewes Tourist Information Centre during the week 15-22 January, and also from the Lewes HMD Facebook page

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Please note the film screenings have been cancelled

 

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Temporary closure of The Keep

In response to the move into Tier 4 and rising numbers of Covid-19 cases in the South East, The Keep archive centre will be closed to the public from 24th December until further notice.

All events, tours, and workshops during this time will be postponed.

They will still be responding to phone and email enquiries, but please be aware there might be a delay to usual response times.

Whilst they remain closed to visitors, their research and reprographics service will still be running. To access The Keep services online, visit www.thekeep.info

The Keep Front

 

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