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John Harvey Tavern

On 26 Sep 2012 at 9:54pm bongo wrote:
Anyone remember what the pub was previously called?
On 26 Sep 2012 at 10:09pm Enoch wrote:
The Weighed Inn
On 26 Sep 2012 at 10:10pm Old Malling wrote:
The Weighed Inn
On 26 Sep 2012 at 10:14pm Old Malling wrote:
Must learn to type faster.......
On 26 Sep 2012 at 10:14pm Old Powell wrote:
I guess it was the weighed Inn then
On 26 Sep 2012 at 10:15pm bongo wrote:
Thanks :-) I knew there was a W somewhere in its name. Tried to Google old pubs in Lewes - never knew there were so many!
On 26 Sep 2012 at 10:23pm Southover Queen wrote:
You could always install iOS6 on your iPhone.
On 26 Sep 2012 at 10:25pm Old Malling wrote:
Not sure if it was a pub or just a restaurant
On 26 Sep 2012 at 11:05pm TOM wrote:
weighed Inn was just a restaurant
On 27 Sep 2012 at 8:36am king cnut wrote:
Bear Inn when it was just the upstairs in 1980s (or am I confused!)????
On 27 Sep 2012 at 9:59am biker wrote:
weighed inn was a pub with the resturante upstairs
On 27 Sep 2012 at 10:03am Well Travelled wrote:
The Bear Inn was where Argos is so yes, you are confused you silly cnut.
On 27 Sep 2012 at 11:44am Townie wrote:
How long ago was that "well travelled" ? I can go back to the late 70's when Argos was Ruggs of Lewes, the car people. Im sure Julian was the manager and he owns The Busy Bee at Ringmer and has done for many years.
On 27 Sep 2012 at 11:54am Rookie wrote:
I don't think you will find anyone who remembers the Bear Inn.......it burnt down in 1918!
Argos was Caffyns during the 70's. Ruggs was in Station Street.
On 27 Sep 2012 at 12:22pm Rookie wrote:
Nice 1960 pic here.....

Check it out here »
On 27 Sep 2012 at 12:44pm Peter Pan wrote:
Argos was Caffyns before that it was Brittians garage and before that Martine's garage ( from one that worked at Brittians and Caffyns garage in the 50's and 60s ) Harveys Tavern was the machine shop for Martines garage and during the war worked for the W.D.after the war it was machine shop for Brittians and then Caffyns they sold to Belchers Radio and T.V company
On 27 Sep 2012 at 12:52pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
I was told way back that Argos used to be a cinema ? Speaking of which - have Lewes Cinema (as was) found new premises yet ?
On 27 Sep 2012 at 1:33pm @Townie from W.Travelied wrote:
Check the link. 11th Picture down. To give you an idea

Check it out here »
On 27 Sep 2012 at 1:37pm Local historian wrote:
No no bb, it used to be an ice rink, ran by Fatty Briggs. Every 4th of November the cliffe and borough would have a pre 5th curling match. The winners had the right to carry a flaming copy of viva LEWES around the town the following night
The cinema was on the site now occupied by the pells pool. It burnt down in 1983 after a screening of transformers 2 due to a stray cigarette
On 27 Sep 2012 at 1:40pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
You have a rich and vivid imagination, local historian !
On 27 Sep 2012 at 1:46pm Isaac wrote:
When was there a cinema at Pells Pool? I don't remember it, and having read about the history of pells pool I can't find any reference to it.
On 27 Sep 2012 at 1:48pm brixtonbelle wrote:
Isaac - he's taking the mick.
On 27 Sep 2012 at 3:04pm tom wrote:
there was a cinema where yorkshire b.s is now . And a cinema by sussex express offices . And must not forget the record bar
On 27 Sep 2012 at 3:06pm confused wrote:
I thought the Bear Hotel was the one at the top of East Street that got bombed out in WW2?
On 27 Sep 2012 at 3:16pm Localler Historian(er) wrote:
Sorry Local Historian, you're wrong. Where the Pells pool is used to be a bear-baiting arena - if you remember rightly it's where Artemis, the four times world champion bear, was finally beaten by Roger, Dave, and Brian (aka the Dogs of War). It was a messy affair that went down in history.
The cinema was built in the 11th century and stood where St Annes Church is now. I think the first film they screened was Far and Away starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.
When the Church bought up all the cinemas in the country, effectively outlawing film as 'unchristian', underground, speak-easy type cinemas sprang up all over the place. The Lewes one was in the basement of my great Aunt's house in Wallands.
On 27 Sep 2012 at 3:55pm Isaac wrote:
brixtonbelle - who is?
On 27 Sep 2012 at 4:59pm Fairmeadow wrote:
I think it was the Stag got bombed at the end of East Street.
Bear was on the Argos site, as shown above - HQ of the independent Cliffe, before it was taken over by Lewes.
I'm pretty sure Martin's Garage was on the opposite side of the river. Previously Albion Russell's shoe factory (of Russell & Bromley)
On 27 Sep 2012 at 7:41pm Peter Pan wrote:
Well done Fairmeadow , I bow to your superior Knowledge
On 27 Sep 2012 at 8:51pm tom wrote:
come some of you rember the old naval prison
On 28 Sep 2012 at 8:47am Peter Pan wrote:
So can somebody tell me please ? (Fairmeadow ?) As the Riverside was Martines Garage when was it let or sold to Becks Taxi's who were there in the 1950s and 60s after they left I know that it stood empty and unsafe for some years , so when did it turn into Riverside ?
On 28 Sep 2012 at 10:05am Teacher wrote:
Just been doing some research and the John Harvey Tavern used to be The Weighed Inn. Hope this answers your question Bongo.
On 28 Sep 2012 at 7:45pm bb wrote:
lsaac - local historian is taking the p. I think he also maybe irrelevant steve.
On 28 Sep 2012 at 8:10pm uckers barry wrote:
becks moved out very late 70s as i signed to play for lewes spartans fc in their office i was about 15 or 16 and the two blokes gave me a beer so a good memory there i think it became the riverside about 88 or 89
On 29 Sep 2012 at 4:39pm Enoch wrote:
Becks were still there in '85.

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