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On 15 Feb 2017 at 2:49pm brycair wrote:
I have lived in Lewes for 62 years and I remember the good old Lewes. All roads were two way traffic, 2 cinemas, friendly local shops on every street, a community that looked out for other Leweshians, a brilliant, thriving energetic Market town to be part of.
Local on the beat bobbies, that you knew how far you could push your luck with, regular bus services, plenty of parking and so many small local firms that you could never be out of a job for long.
Unfortunately since the developers, the out of townies buying their second homes,and the utter useless council which we have these days Lewes is just a shadow of what it once was.
So to all the Londoners(weekend Leweshians) and the trolls on here how can you moan and complain about a town whose old character you never knew.
You have made Lewes what it is today so reap what you have sown and stop complaining
On 15 Feb 2017 at 2:55pm Pedro wrote:
This is perhaps the funniest fake post and thread I've seen in a long time. Thats cheered me right up!
On 15 Feb 2017 at 3:54pm Old Malling wrote:
Brycair. I would point out that as a long term resident, this is the town that YOU have created as much as anybody else who lives here.
On 15 Feb 2017 at 5:10pm tobnac wrote:
THis may be a fake as Pedreo says, but on the off-chance you're serious, let’s break down your list of complaints:
- 'All roads were two way traffic', can you imagine how congested Lewes would be with two way traffic, with the amount of traffic we now have on our roads?
- '2 cinemas' : Blame video, dvd, massive home tellys and streaming.
-friendly local shops on every street,blamese the supermarkets and the internet
- 'a community that looked out for other Leweshians'. This still happens on my street.
- 'Local on the beat bobbies, that you knew how far you could push your luck with' blame changing styles of policing, and cuts to police budgets
- 'regular bus services' were necessary in an era of low private car ownership. Lots of customers made buses viable.
- 'plenty of parking' – same as above
- and so many small local firms that you could never be out of a job for long. There are perhaps fewer small local firms than there were, but there are still lots.
None of these things are the fault of “the developers, the out of townies buying their second homes [which isn't a thing by the way], and the utter useless council” which we have these days.
Lewes may be “just a shadow of what it once was”, but I’m afraid it’s the same everywhere in the country – it’s a symptom of 21st century life and not particular to Lewes.
On 15 Feb 2017 at 5:23pm Brycair wrote:
This is not a fake who ever Pedro is.I went to South malling school,malling street school and ringmer secondary school, lived at malling estate for most of life before moving into the center of town and have worked in and around lewes all my life, it was just purely a reference to how I remembered how Lewes was and for anyone interested in the past there is an excellent site run by Mick Symes called lewespast I recommend if for anyone interested in Lewes History
On 15 Feb 2017 at 5:38pm Lewesian wrote:
I wonder if there were people who, 62 years ago, moaned about their present situation and wanted to go back 62 years.
On 15 Feb 2017 at 5:47pm Old Malling wrote:
Loads of them Lewesian. It was always better in the old days (even when it wasn't). It's a bit like the "kids these days" briggade who seem to think that kids just spend all day on their phones and don't leave the house. Whereas kids 20 years ago spent all day on their computers and never left the house. Or 40 years ago spent all day in front of the TV and never left the house (you'll get square eyes.....). 70 years ago they played on bomb sites and got TB but apparently that was much better.
On 15 Feb 2017 at 6:02pm xplorer2 wrote:
To help Brycair out, Mick Symes' Lewes Past site is a Facebook page. We also have a vibrant Lewes History Society - link below.

Check it out here »
On 15 Feb 2017 at 6:09pm Pedro wrote:
Nostalgia does funny thing to people, especially when they become crotchety, old and doddery. (THUMBS DOWN!!!)
On 15 Feb 2017 at 6:55pm Lewesian wrote:
It's all relative. In 50 years time, the present younger generation will be wishing they were back in the simple 2010's.....oh how nice it was to have phones and cars rather then god knows what
On 16 Feb 2017 at 10:32am Dr Good wrote:
@pedro...are you ageist or something? Bog off back to london. What do you know about lewes in the past? Nothing. Plus you'd be too stoned to remember much past last week
On 16 Feb 2017 at 11:56am Pedro wrote:
@ Dr Good. I was being facetious. But yes, my memory only extends to about 4 hours, due to the consumption of the evil drug that is cannabis. In fact, I can barely remember moving down here from London, or even what London was like. Where am i? What is this? I'm confused. Help.
On 16 Feb 2017 at 1:42pm stevet wrote:
I’ve seen a lot of photos on the Lewes Past facebook page, and what strikes me most is how much more pleasant the town appears now compared to the not-so-recent past
On 16 Feb 2017 at 2:13pm Rowlinson Carter wrote:
Having recently washed my hands of the Forum, just had a peek and, if possible, it's even worse. Solution? Genuine names only. If you can pull that off, I'll throw in whatever I can offer and you might need.
On 16 Feb 2017 at 2:18pm @Brycair wrote:
Out of interest how did Fisher Street and Station Hill manage with two way traffic?
On 16 Feb 2017 at 7:35pm Shirley Knot wrote:
@Rowlinson Carter. I doubt anyone is gagging for your return.

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