Assessment and Planning OfficerEast Sussex County CouncilLewes
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CAREGiverHome Instead Senior CareLewes
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IT&D Project Portfolio ManagerEast Sussex County CouncilLewes
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Project Manager (Community Resilience)East Sussex County CouncilLewes
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Parking Review AssistantEast Sussex County CouncilLewes
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Information AnalystEast Sussex County CouncilLewes
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The Lewes Film Club, which also produces short movies (including the recent adaptation of George Orwell's Animal Farm), and Film at All Saints (the Film Club in collaboration with Lewes Town Council), show films based in the All Saints Centre, a former church. Plans for a new three-screen cinema and cafe, the Depot Cinema, were published in 2013, in a multimillion-pound redevelopment of a former Harveys brewery depot close to Lewes station.[88]

If you do not like what you see or read please close the site as you would close a book or switching a tv off, I do not like scary clowns or reality tv so I avoid them ..."Simples",

On the Lewes war memorial there are recorded approximately 235 names of the fallen during World War I and approximately 129 names that fell during World War II. Everybody today who lives in Lewes and walks about unhindered owes a debt to all those brave young brothers, sons, husbands and fathers, they will be remembered and honoured by all the Lewes Bonfire Societys at some point during the evening.

Plumpton Racecourse is one of the most successful smaller jump racecourses in the country, staging...

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Lewes also has a strong tradition of distinctive local pub games, including Toad in the hole (game) (a local pub league[100] and international competition[101] are held in the town), Dwyle Flunking[102] (the local spelling of Dwile flonking), and the World Pea Throwing Championships.[103]

The Lewes Chamber of Commerce represents the traders and businesses of the town.[45] The town has been identified as unusually diversified with numerous specialist, independent retailers, counter to national trends toward 'chain' retailers and large corporate retail outlets.

The Reeves Studio, which is thought to be the oldest continuously operated photographic studio in the world, has been running from the same premises in Lewes since 1855.[95]

In 2001 the service industries were by far the biggest employers in Lewes: over 60% of the population working in that sector. A little over 10% are employed in manufacturing, mostly in the smaller industrial units, particularly those in The Mallings Business Centre.

The town boundaries were enlarged twice (from the original town walls), in 1881 and 1934. They now include the more modern housing estates of Wallands, South Malling (the west part of which is a previously separate village with a church dedicated to St. Michael), Neville, Lansdown, and Cranedown on the Kingston Road.[25]

Lewes Racecourse, located immediately to the west of the town on the slopes of the Downs, operated for 200 years until closed in 1964. It is still used as a training course, and there are several stables nearby.[112] Race days are held at nearby Plumpton Race Course.

The East Sussex Bach choir[78] is based in Lewes, as well as a number of other active amateur choirs, including Pro Musica Chamber Choir,[79] the Everyman Ensemble,[80] the Paddock Singers,[81] Lewes Vox[82] and East Sussex Community Choir.[83]

Now is the time for marching Now let your hearts be gay Hark to the merry bugles Sounding along our way

Among the many notable former residents of Lewes is Thomas Paine (1737–1809), who was employed as an excise officer in the town for a time from 1768 to 1774 when he emigrated to the American colonies. The Paine association sits at the centre of a radical tradition that is represented today by writers working in the town.[citation needed]

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Lewes /ˈluːᵻs/ is the county town of the administrative county of East Sussex, in England, and historically of all of Sussex. It is a civil parish and is the centre of the Lewes local government district. The settlement has a history as a bridging point and as a market town, and today as a communications hub and tourist-orientated town. At the 2001 census it had a population of 15,988.[3]

Claim to Fame 1: Tom Paine, philosopher, radical orator and founding father of both the American War of Independence and the French Revolution lived in Lewes. He wrote the Rights of Man and coined the phrase 'The United States of America'.

One theory has it that the name Lewes comes from the plural form of Anglo-Saxon "Hlaew", which means "hill".[116] This refers to the hills of the South Downs or ancient burial mounds within the area; but A Dictionary of British Place Names[117] says that it derives "From the rare OE word lǣw ‘wound, incision’, here used in a topographical sense ‘gap’."

The steep and cobbled Keere Street is home to many historic buildings, including a timber framed antiquarian bookshop. The gardens of the buildings on the east side of the street border the old Town Walls. The Prince Regent once drove his carriage down the Street, and a sign at the bottom commemorates this event.

The name Lewes is also the name of the parliamentary constituency and the local district council as well as Lewes Town Council.[9] Lewes is also where the East Sussex County Council has its main offices, located at County Hall in St Anne’s Crescent. Lewes District Council is administered from offices in Southover House on Southover Road.[10] Lewes Town Council is based in the Town Hall on Lewes High Street.

A regular local music festival, Lewes Live (previously Rock in the Bog), takes place in the summer.[91] The town of Lewes was also the UK location for the Mumford and Sons' Gentlemen of the Road tour stopover in 2013.[92] A large jazz festival, Love Supreme Festival was founded in 2013 at nearby Glynde Place.

Bonfire celebrations, a history of radicalism and home brewed ale – Lewes really has it all! Blue Badge Guided Tours are available in Lewes.

Western Road and Southover School, despite being separate schools, are housed in linked buildings. The original Southover buildings are of red brick in the Queen Anne style, dating back to the early 20th century. The additions to it now forming the Western Road buildings date from after 1945. The two schools share a field.

The Headstrong Club[96] whose notable members include Thomas Paine was relaunched in 1987[97] and continues to operate. A branch of the popular Skeptics in the Pub[98] movement was created in 2011 in Lewes, based at the Elephant and Castle. The Lewes Literary Society (until 2015 the Monday Literary Society)[99] was founded in Lewes in 1948, chaired by Leonard Woolf from 1954 to 1969, and currently by the poets John Agard and Grace Nichols, who live in the town.

So come along if you wish, but you do not have an invite and therefore you will be gatecrashing our Lewes Bonfire Night Celebrations, and please remember “When In Rome” and “Volenti Non Fit Injuria” Also remember not to go home crying to the web or media if you did not like what you have just seen or felt after spending the whole night in Lewes!

All our B&Bs in Lewes are either close to or within half a mile of the castle and the centre of the town. All are within walking distance or a short taxi ride from the railway station.

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In October 2000 the town suffered major flooding during an intense period of severe weather throughout the United Kingdom. The commercial centre of the town and many residential areas were devastated. In a government report into the nationwide flooding, Lewes was officially noted the most severely affected location.[32] As a result of the devastation, the Lewes Flood Action group formed, to press for better flood protection measures.[33]

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Bright 106.4 FM radio station, based in Burgess Hill, broadcasts to an area which extends to Lewes.

Located four miles (6 km) outside of Lewes is Glyndebourne opera house. Founded in 1934, the venue draws large audiences for its Summer Festival and has attracted a host of international talent throughout its history. Lewes Operatic Society (founded 1911)[70] and New Sussex Opera[71] are also based in the town of Lewes.

Input from the Lewes Bonfire Council, Authorities and Emergency services exists simply for the safety of the public due to the sheer numbers that turn up to watch, all the Lewes bonfire societies have a close but at times, a strained and antidisestablishmentarianistic working relationship with the Authorities and Services to ensure that the Lewes Bonfire Night Celebrations on the Fifth goes off with a bang ! and always will, more than Guy Fawkes achieved!

Sometimes it may seem that I am rambling! . . Perhaps I am, I like to think that this site is alive with unpredictable anecdotes, facts and pictures to liven things up. But it is all relevant to the Lewes Bonfire Night Celebration history.

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Evolving mainly from the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 and Guy Fawkes (Guido Fawkes) and the Seventeen Martyrs burnt at the stake in Lewes, Sussex, during the period of 1555–1557, hence the seventeen burning crosses, the Lewes Bonfire Night Celebrations is now one of the most well known and talked about traditions within the UK, and attracting tens of thousands of visitors each year.

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Annual arts events include ArtWave[93] and the children's Patina Moving On Parade.[94] An annual Lewes Guitar Festival which started in 1999 has not operated since the late 2000s.

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