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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 Rugby Football Club, founded in 1930, runs several rugby teams at various competitive levels, including the senior men's sides, the women's, girls' and junior teams. Lewes RFC's home turf is the Stanley Turner Ground, Kingston Road.

There are two secondary schools in the town and one nearby;

On 27 December 1836, an avalanche occurred in Lewes, the worst ever recorded in Britain. A large build-up of snow on the nearby cliff slipped down onto a row of cottages called Boulters Row (now part of South Street). About fifteen people were buried, and eight of these died. A pub in South Street is named The Snowdrop in memory of the event.

// It is the biggest and the only proper bonfire night celebration left of its kind in the Uk. This year it will be on Saturday, 5th November 2016. For the latest Lewes Bonfire Night Images See Here

You can see Lewes lying like a box of toys under a great amphitheatre of chalk hills ... on the whole it is set down better than any town I have seen in England.

Panoramic views from the top of world

From 1794 beers, wines and spirits were distributed from Lewes under the Harveys name, and the town is today the site of Harvey & Son's brewery celebrated as one of the finest ale producers in England.

Remember, remember the Fifth of November The Gunpowder Treason and plot, I see no reason why Gunpowder Treason Should ever be forgot.

An 18thC landscaped walled herb garden with many statues and a gazebo. The herbs are planted in...

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.

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.

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!

This Lewes weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

As referenced in the governance section, the Town is also where three tiers of local government have their headquarters, and the head office of Sussex Police is also in Lewes.[42]

Shopping in Lewes is a pleasure, browse the antique shops of the Cliffe, visit the Farmers market on the first Saturday every month pick up some delicious local fare. Pop into Bills for a cuppa or something more substantial from the mouth watering menu. Have a pint of Harveys, the local brew, and take in some music in one of the many friendly pubs in the area. Life in Lewes is pretty good.

Find yourself jobs in Lewes online here, buy a Book about Lewes. Check out What's on like music, theatre, comedy, arts and classes, in Lewes in the events calendar, find a local business in the business finder, view the Lewes map, follow some Lewes links or view the photos of Lewes people in the Gallery.

Charleston, the home of the artists Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell (sister of Virgina Woolf), became...

Ditchling Beacon is located 7 miles to the north of...

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.

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.

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Lewes is twinned with Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany, since 1974 and with Blois, France, since 1963, although informal links between these two towns began in 1947.[115]

Planet Earth at Paradise Park is the perfect day out for all ages. Discover the fascinating world...

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


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]

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Local dance schools and clubs include Lewes Dance Club,[89] East Sussex Dance and ballet groups. Starfish Youth Music [90] is based at Priory School and the young bands who take part regularly perform in local venues such as the Paddock and the All Saints' Centre.

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.

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.

A selection of fun facts surrounding the Lewes Bonfire Night Celebrations.

The Vanguard Way, a long-distance footpath from London to Newhaven, passes through countryside east of the town. The South Downs Way also passes close to Lewes, crossing the Ouse at Southease, some four miles south of the town. A festival celebrating and encouraging walking and cycling, the Lewes Hike and Bike Festival, was created in 2012.[61]

It returned on loan to Lewes in 1999 for the exhibition Rodin in Lewes.[56]

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]

The Norman castle presides over a bustling High Street with art and craft galleries and specialist shops, a plethora of pubs and a prize-winning brewery.

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",

The ancient street pattern survives extensively as do a high proportion of the medieval building plots and oak framed houses, albeit often masked with later facades. The eighteenth century frontages are notable and include several, like Bartholomew House at the Castle Gate, that are clad in mathematical tiles which mimic fine brick construction. Numerous streets of eighteenth and nineteenth century cottages have survived cycles of 'slum clearance' as models of attractive town housing.

Enjoy a wonderful day out meeting some of the 1000 animals in our care.

In November 2012, EE launched a series of advertisements promoting its 4G mobile service. All of the adverts, which featured actor Kevin Bacon, were filmed in Lewes.