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BOX 51

W3264 – "Southdown Bus Office Newcastle House" – 1927

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Paid for in advance at a rate depending on distance and approximate weight, parcels were accepted for delivery at the Southdown Company’s offices or their appointed Parcel Agents. “The Company will not, under any conditions, accept for carriage any live stock or any article or material that is of an explosive, corrosive, combustible, dangerous or objectionable nature.”

Nationwide Building Society

THE FACE OF THE HIGH STREET

How long have you been in business here and why Lewes?
A long time. We came to Lewes because it’s a great community and wanted to assist people in any way we could.

Have you found that there's anything that people have asked for more now after lockdown has been lifted?
People have really been appreciating that they are able to ask us questions face to face rather than be on a call or email chain.

What's been your favourite single moment/interaction while trading during lockdown or after having re-opened?
There’s been so many! I think my favourite is the first time we saw everybody a little after the restrictions were eased, it was lovely to see people interacting and being able to see their families again!

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

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?
Though I’ve never experienced it, I have to say I’m most excited for Bonfire.

Joe at Nationwide Building Society

Pictured: Penny