Sunday, August 31, 2008


Tuesday August 26th 2008 was an important and emotional day for the town of Lewes and the Lewes Arms.

In the morning, it was the huge ceremonial funeral of much-loved Bonfire Boy and Arms regular Paul Wheeler, who had been tragically killed in a road accident the week before.

That evening was the last night of Greene King;'s ownership of the Lewes Arms which was celebrated with a big send-off for Dave. the outgoing landlord. who will be missed.

The following day saw the new owners Fullers take over (it is now a tenancy, which has been bought the people who own The Basketmakers in Brighton).

Neeedess to say, much drinking was done and many rookies were let off. There was not a dry eye in the house. I hope some of these photos give you a sense of the occasion. It was a day many in Lewes will never forget.