Events, talks and guided walks

About me Debby Matthews

I graduated from Sussex University in History within the School of Cultural and Community Studies;  with a particular interest in Sussex history.  I have some experience in oral history  practice and community history projects and attended the Life Stories course at Centre for Continuing Education at Sussex. I have an MA in Library and Information Studies.

For the last few years I have been part of the RocketFM History Hour commmunity radio team producing programmes of local historical interest during Bonfire season.

I can provide guided walks or talks on any subject relating to Gideon Mantell’s life or work. The next walk will be…

Friday 16th August  – Lewes Archaeological Group walk – Gideon Mantell tour of Lewes led by Debby Matthews.  To sign up contact or 07814 463 259. Free

Open House

HOD 2019

Talks can also be given on other topics:

Sussex Bonfire Traditions, and in particular South Street Bonfire Society in Lewes

“Rediscovering America” Sussex Quaker philanthropist William Allen and the allotment Colony of “America” in Mid Sussex (1820s).

Map of America

A series of local exhibitions and three history booklets were produced as part of this Millennium project.

The Lost Parish of St Mary in the Market Place – now Station Street – in Lewes. Two local history exhibitions have been held and a booklet may be produced in due course.

If you would like any of the above or a personalised historical walk around Lewes on the history of the town on any theme contact me, Debby Matthews, on 01273 483228 or

These can be arranged for a small fee.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s