Local Lewes hero

Gideon Algernon Mantell was born on 3 February 1790 in Lewes, East Sussex. His father Thomas Mantell was from a long established Lewes family and had a shoe making business in St Mary’s Lane (now Station Street).Gideon worked as a local doctor but spent his spare hours seeking out fossils and trying to identify the geological history of Sussex from archaeological and other finds. Follow the link to more information. This is a powerpoint presentation.

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