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Caption for Lewes, High Street 1898: Lewes, the medieval guardian of the gap through the South Downs cut by the River Ouse, occupies a fine hilltop site which produces a superb townscape. Its Cluniac priory was one of the richest in medieval England, and its founder William de Warenne's castle dominates the town and distant views. Until the mid 19th century this vista was closed by a town hall in the middle of the road. Apart from this loss, little has changed.

An extract from Sussex Photographic Memories.

Memories of Lewes

My father recently told me that his grandfather, William Parkes, was the manager of a micro brewery, in Lewes, East Sussex, in about 1936. My father, Gordon, remembers spending many holidays visiting his grandfather there, with his sister, Barbra, and believes the brewery was a 'Watneys'. He also (...Read full memory)

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