Debby Matthews: The Station Street Story
Following an earlier Lewes History Group talk when Debby Matthews outlined the early history of what was St Mary’s Lane, she will now update the story from the coming of the railway station to the present day. She will describe the growth of Station Street, its shops and businesses, and some of its characters and events.
Often overlooked, Station Street in fact has many private houses, two pubs, two religious establishments, two restaurants, two cafes and at least a dozen other businesses of differing sorts. The story of its development over the years is likely to throw up information unknown even to locals who recall it when it was a two-way thoroughfare.
This history is a developing ongoing project which has resulted in two previous public exhibitions already and is one of the LHG Street Story projects.
Photo of Station Street, Lewes, from John Kay’s collection
Debby welcomes any new pictures or memories of Station Street. Bring them to the talk, or contact Debby via the Lewes History Group Contact Us page.
All are welcome from 7.00pm for free refreshments and updates on the Group’s activities. The talk will begin promptly at 7:30pm and will finish by 9.00pm.
There is an entry fee for these meetings, payable at the door, of £1 for members, and £3 for non-members.
Venue: The King’s Church building on Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY. (Between Tesco car park and Homebase)
See the Meetings page for a list of forthcoming monthly talks organised by the Lewes History Group.