Horse-drawn vehicles were built and maintained by skilled craftsmen. In 1874 there were two coach and carriage builders in Lewes, together with numerous carpenters and joiners, blacksmiths, smiths and farriers. All played their part in getting people and goods from place to place.
How long have you been in business here and why Lewes?
39 years man and boy. I was unemployable.
Have you found that there's anything that people have asked for more now after lockdown has been lifted?
Pendants (they look great on zoom meetings).
What's been your favourite single moment/interaction while trading during lockdown or after having re-opened?
A transaction through the front window, passed through the letter box. Hilarious – surreal.
If you had the chance, which past Lewes High Street shop would you most like to re-introduce and why?
Porky priors, they were cheerfully obscene. And Mears Greengrocers. Made you think that Lewes had real people that needed common things.
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?
Jonathan at The Workshop