Events, talks and guided walks

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.

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.


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