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Do you love Lewes or Hate it

On 15 May 2009 at 1:44pm Do you love Lewes wrote:
What do you like or dislike about Lewes?
Do you love it or hate it?
Would you like it to stay just as it is or is there something you would like to do to change it for the better?
What would you do to improve it?
Let us know how you feel about your town.
On 15 May 2009 at 2:10pm THEINTREPIDFOX wrote:
Lewes is just the most lovely place with the most lovely people, the best and oddest traditions and the BEST PUB IN THE WORLD. I LOVE LEWES.
On 15 May 2009 at 3:34pm Rozzer wrote:
'Let us know how you feel about your town.' Who is the 'us' in this question?
My answer is that I love Lewes but I'm afraid the district council are letting it slip away from us with some of their absurd planning decisions. Maybe being in the national park will stop the slide. Otherwise, I'm afraid parts of Lewes will begin to resemble Croydon in 10 or 15 years.
On 15 May 2009 at 4:14pm Do you love Lewes wrote:
Means the people using this forum
On 15 May 2009 at 8:53pm Lily of the Valley wrote:
My opinion is Lewes is a pretty and ancient town steeped in history but is spoilt by the pretentious and snobbish atttitudes of a lot of people who live here.
On 15 May 2009 at 9:38pm Croydon born and bred wrote:
Oi I used to live in Croydon whats wrong with Croydon
On 15 May 2009 at 9:39pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Me too!
On 15 May 2009 at 9:47pm Croydon born and bred wrote:
Oh where annette c.t what area?
On 16 May 2009 at 10:12am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I lived in Epsom Road, not far from Croydon Parish Church, until I was 10, then my parents were rehoused to New Addington (an estate with a population of nearly 40,000, whcih makes Landport look posh!).
Then when I left home I lived in loads of different places, until I bought my first house, which was just round the corner from the Gloucester pub (sadly, now a Tesco Express).
What about you?
On 16 May 2009 at 7:31pm demon 2 wrote:
when i was a teen it was great but now theres no one i hardly know in lewes any more were and who r they all come from plus since woolys have gone its not the same any more
On 16 May 2009 at 8:16pm Croydon born and bred wrote:
was brought up in shirley (shrublands)estate then my folks brought a house in south croydon then i moved to purley then joined theRAF moved lots of times then. you must have gone to duppas school then i went to purley oakes then south croydon sec mod lol small world
On 16 May 2009 at 9:16pm Rozzer wrote:
Croydon was like a nice market town before they destroyed it in the 70s. I'd hate to see that happen to Lewes.
On 16 May 2009 at 10:22pm Respect wrote:
I quite agree Rozzer. I love lewes just as it is.
On 17 May 2009 at 3:12pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Actually, Rozzer, it was f***ed long before the 70s. The town centre was decimated by a hideous underpass and flyover in the early 60s, and the huge monoliths (one of which now houses the Home Office immigration dept) were built alongside it soon after. They had the glorious effect of turning the town centre into a huge wind tunnel, and people have to use vile, urine-reeking subways that are a haven for muggers and other forms of urban lowlife.
Where it has managed to retain attractive historic buildings, such as the old town hall (which will be familiar to viewers of The Bill as Canley court), they have destroyed their environs by allowing ghastly office blocks around them.
Town planning students are often take on a day trip to Croydon to see how not to do it.

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