Debby Matthews MA Dip Lib – I graduated from Sussex University in History within the School of Cultural and Community Studies; with 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 scheduled walk is on Sunday 1 October 2017.
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).
A series of local exhibitions and three history booklets were produced as part of this Millennium project.
- Book 1 Barn Cottage: cows, cottages and football heroes book1_barn_cottage
- Book 2 America Lane: in the Footsteps of William Allen book2_america_lane
- Book 3 The Story of New England Road: 125 years of living and working book3_new_england_road
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
These can be arranged for a small fee.