Ale and Hearty talk coming up

Dr Sam Carroll: Ale & Hearty – Brewing in Lewes over 200 Years

In this heritage talk which is open to all – Oral historian, Dr Sam Carroll, will cover the new insights that the Ale & Hearty project has yielded on the social and agricultural history of brewing in Lewes, using examples of what has been collected over the project’s duration; from archives, published sources and oral history interviews.

The project focuses on the history of brewing in Lewes and its related industrial and agricultural links over 200 years. It focuses on the community of Lewes; working life in relation to breweries, agricultural workers and rural life and trades. It also links in with abstinence and religious culture locally at the time, as well as a clear relation between trades and society through social clubs.

This project ends at the close of January 2014. The final celebration of this project will take place in Lewes on Saturday 18th January 2014. Contact for more information or to attend this free celebration.

Brewer sampling beer

The talk takes place for the Lewes History Group who are partners in the Ale and Hearty project. 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 £2 for members, and £3 for non-members.

Date: Monday 13th January 2013

Venue: The King’s Church building on Brooks Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2BY. (Between Tesco car park and Homebase)

Image used with kind permission of Hastings Reference Library, East Sussex

Project part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.