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HV0916 – "Coronation Day, High Street" – 1911

52 - © Edward Reeves Photography
52 - © Edward Reeves Photography

Bonfires were lit across the country, in unison at 10pm, to mark King George V’s accession to the throne.
In the 1910s and 20s flat caps peaked in popularity, often known as the ‘newsboy’ cap. The hat was universally worn by the working class but also by some upper class when hunting, stalking or shooting – though they were made of finer material than the average ‘flat cap’. 

From Victoria

THE FACE OF THE HIGH STREET

How long have you been in business here and why Lewes?
I opened From Victoria back in 2013, I have always loved visiting Lewes over the years and although I had a vision for my shop I was also on a tight budget. I found The Needlemakers building on west street was great for start-up businesses and this is what I needed to start my business.
7 years on and now on the high street, I am lucky to be supported by Lewes residents and to be part of a town that is full of so many thriving independent businesses.

What's been your favourite single moment/interaction while trading during lockdown or after having re-opened?
The online support I was shown during lockdown meant everything to me and the continued support during such a difficult time was quite overwhelming. It's hard to remember one single interaction as I felt well and truly supported by all my customers.

Of all the events and meetings that happen on the High Street which are you most looking forward to experiencing again when social restrictions are eased?
It's the events that make Lewes a truly unique town that I will be missing. Bonfire night and Late night Christmas shopping are two highlights for Lewes and really bring the town alive. I look forward to these coming back again next year.

Victoria (& Frankie) at From Victoria