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BOX 45

H908 – "Election Group Cheering" – 1892

44 - © Edward Reeves Photography
44 - © Edward Reeves Photography

The women are witnessing the election campaign of Sir Henry Aubrey Fletcher as MP for Lewes. They would not get the vote until at least 1918.
In a testimonial Lady Fletcher “compliments Mr Reeves on the success of the photographs – considering everyone was on the move”. 

The White Hart Hotel


How long have you been in business here and why Lewes?
Just the 31 years ago, when I bought the Hotel as a young man. Having recently examined the archives I found out that we are now the longest standing owner in the entire history of the Hotel. Lewes is the one place I am sure that could keep me excited about the evolution of my business even to this day. Sally and I are still discovering things about Lewes even after all these years.

Have you found that there's anything that people have asked for more now after lockdown has been lifted?
Many more people have asked to use our Roof Terrace since lockdown so they can enjoy the views of Lewes while at leisure but in the fresh air.

What's been your favourite single moment/interaction while trading during lockdown or after having re-opened?
We had a group of resident guests who locked down at the Hotel and they became like a family.

If you had the chance, which past Lewes High Street shop would you most like to re-introduce and why?

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?
Bonfire Night… the most extravagant bonfire festival in the world.

Sally & Cliff at The White Hart Hotel