Lewes, The River Ouse c.1960

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Caption for Lewes, The River C1960: The sailing vessel 'Federation' ties up close to the centre of Lewes, on the Ouse in East Sussex. As can be seen from the narrow water here, navigation is not what it was, although barges traded up to the cement works here right to the 1950s. There is scant boating activity on this tidal water today.

An extract from Canals and Waterways.

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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Caption for Lewes, The River C1960: The sailing vessel 'Federation' ties up close to the centre of Lewes, on the Ouse in East Sussex. As can be seen from the narrow water here, navigation is not what it was, although barges traded up to the cement works here right to the 1950s. There is scant boating activity on this tidal water today.

An extract from Canals and Waterways.

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