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BOX 55

H4549 – "London & Provincial Bank" – 1908

55 - © Edward Reeves Photography
55 - © Edward Reeves Photography

The figure in the window is probably Edith Willitt, servant to Postmaster Matthew Dowd and his family who lived above the Post Office.
The main Post Office and five sub-post offices in Lewes provided a range of services and four daily postal deliveries within the town. 

Foundation Stage Forum Ltd.


How long have you been in business here and why Lewes?
We’re local to Lewes and founded the business back in the early Noughties. But we operated out of our home until it became impossible to fit any more co-workers into it, so we’ve only been at 65, High Street since early 2019.

Have you found that there's anything that people have asked for more now after lockdown has been lifted?
As we’re an office rather than a shop, no we haven’t. But we’ve been sad about not being able to run Artwave and other exhibitions from our front room (the old post office room).

If you had the chance, which past Lewes High Street shop would you most like to re-introduce and why?
The Post Office! It was an institution and we were were very sad to lose it. But hey – there’s a silver lining to every cloud!

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?
The PATINA Moving On parade for primary school children in July. It’s always a joyous occasion.

Steve & Helen at Foundation Stage Forum Ltd