Want to help create a ‘Grown in Lewes’ Book? 


Initial meeting: Yarrow Room, Lewes Town Hall, Monday 20 February, 4pm-6pm 

The team behind the Pells of Lewes book are looking to create a new volume – this time chronicling gardens and growing in Lewes. And they’re looking for words, images, memories – and people to help to put it all together.


Ruth Thomson, co-editor of the Pells of Lewes, explains:

“Following the sell-out of our recent Pells of Lewes book, which involved 16 contributors and covered a very small area of the town, I am about to initiate a similar collaborative book for a much broader Lewes idea that I have been mulling over the past months, and which I could imagine might be of interest to even more readers.

The book would recount stories about individuals and organisations in Lewes growing fruit, flowers, veg, trees, seeds and herbs, both now and in the past, and celebrate their achievements in one volume.

We are looking for people in Lewes who are involved in gardening or growing in some way, who might be interested in being involved in this project. This might be as a picture researcher, writer/contributor, interviewer, photographer, illustrator, sub-editor, co-ordinator, administrator, advisor, consultant, or some other role.

We are envisaging that the book would follow a similar format and style to the Pells book with chapters from different contributors accompanied by a mixture of illustrations, photographs, ephemera, press cuttings, maps etc. from a wide variety of sources, which would be edited and designed to fit a similar 160-page volume.”

To discuss the project, an inaugural meeting is being held on Monday, 20 February, 4pm to 6pm in the Yarrow Room at the Town Hall. Everyone who might be interested in contributing to or supporting the book is warmly invited to come along.

You can also email Ruth at: growninlewes@gmail.com 



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