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BOX 47

HV0124 – "High Street, showing County Hall" – c.1885

51 - © Edward Reeves Photography
In 1894, The Times reported on The Great Horse Manure Crisis. Throughout the 1800s the number of horses needed to transport goods and people in cities and towns increased. As each horse produces around 20 pounds of manure and 2 pints of urine a day, the streets became increasingly unpleasant and unhealthy for all.
Motorised transport came just in time….
Charles Wycherley

THE FACE OF THE HIGH STREET

How long have you been in business here and why Lewes?
We have been trading as a family in Lewes since 1853, and as Charles Wycherley independent estate agents for just over 3 years.

Have you found that there's anything that people have asked for more now after lockdown has been lifted?
People want a house with a garden and to get out of cities and urgently.

What's been your favourite single moment/interaction while trading during lockdown or after having re-opened?
I was unwell during lock-down and sold a house from hospital!

Charles at Charles Wycherley