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Poor lewes

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On 17 Mar 2018 at 11:57pm Shops wrote:
Things people may need and canít buy in Lewes
Fridge
Freezer
Keetle
Socks
Pants
Chart cd/dvd
Baby items
CD player
Tv
Anything useful
Things people can buy in Lewes
Big issue
Flat white
Latte
Mocha
Espresso
Cappuccino
Filter coffee
Tea
Hot chocolate
Double espresso
Second hand socks, pants, shorts, shirts, jackets, shoes, hat and and any old tat
Miserable taxi driver Home

Parking tickets
Stale sandwiches and pastries for ££££££ís
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On 18 Mar 2018 at 12:10am Local wrote:
One of the most facile posts in ages.
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On 18 Mar 2018 at 4:49am The major wrote:
Most of the stuff youíve listed can be bought from Argos. I believe thereís one in town.
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On 18 Mar 2018 at 7:05am Madame x wrote:
You can buy all those things in lewes my lovely xxx feel free to post back on here if you need specific help getting those items . Seems like youíve had a bad day, especially with that grumpy taxi driver home poor lamb
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On 18 Mar 2018 at 7:19am local yokel wrote:
No doubt you can buy it all in argos, but some still prefer to shop around. What used to be a thriving town with a variety of shops has now turned into a "thriving" foodie haunt over run with coffee shops and eateries and "antique" shops selling overpriced junk.
Also a lot of "boutique" shops with boutique prices. Sky high rates make it hard for local businesses to establish themselves. A crying shame really but no doubt some regard it as progress.
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On 18 Mar 2018 at 7:26am Wet Dog wrote:
Special Brew and fags are essential items which you fail to mention,
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On 18 Mar 2018 at 7:35am Local drinker v wrote:
You should get out more Local Yokel. Lewes is not unique. Itís the same in many, many small towns. Retail is changing and small town centres are pretty much the same everywhere. Itís not a Lewes problem, itís a country wide 2018 problem. Or to put it another way, itís how life is. The Town of your youth is not,p the same as the town of your old age! What a surprise ......
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On 18 Mar 2018 at 8:06am Sussex Jim wrote:
Useful things you can buy in Lewes.
Hardware and household tools from Bunce's, Screwfix or Homebase.
Car parts from CPA.
Building materials- for DIY and serious work- from Chandlers.
Cheap food from Aldi and the other place.
Four railway lines leading out of town.
Many local buses with cheery drivers.
And, of course, many good and varied local pubs.
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On 18 Mar 2018 at 8:22am Real world wrote:
This is the same across the country, the biggest impact being internet shopping. If you want to open a shop selling those things then go for it. You wonít be open long. Weíre lucky that weíve still got Argos selling electrical etc as their model is changing to site them in their Sainsburyís stores. Use it or lose it.
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On 18 Mar 2018 at 9:11am sussex thinker wrote:
Sorry but Lewes is over run with restaurants and coffee shops - compare it to other towns in the area who have more local businesses and variety. Lewes should be renamed Little London because that is what it has become. According to Local Drinker all towns are the same - I Think not. look at Seaford -lots lof local businesses there as the rates are not sky high. Uckfield, Hailsham and Heathfield are similar. I like to shop local and support local businesses when I can instead of the large chains.
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On 18 Mar 2018 at 9:40am @Sussex Thinker wrote:
None of the other towns you mention attract tourists so food and drink outlets rely on local trade. But even these towns are in the process of change. How many small local shops will survive in the face of the growth of online shopping?
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On 18 Mar 2018 at 10:48am The Grim Reaper wrote:
Lewes is dead. May it rest in peace.
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On 18 Mar 2018 at 11:49am The people wrote:
Lewes is a great place with problems, as all small towns, so letís see more positives on this forum.
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On 18 Mar 2018 at 12:15pm Mavis wrote:
Shopping in Argos is absolutely awful !!! Avoid Avoid Avoid
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On 18 Mar 2018 at 12:57pm Destroying Angel wrote:
The talisman is still lost, but can be found by those who tread the path carefully. The river flows near. The ancient tombs stand guard. Look to the flint wall.
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On 18 Mar 2018 at 1:26pm @destroying angel wrote:
Are you an art student?
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On 18 Mar 2018 at 2:17pm Angel Schmangel wrote:
@Destroying Angel - Phew, good news, found the flipping talisman in the end - you'll never guess but it had slipped down the back of the sofa! Honestly I'd lose my head if it wasn't attached to my body. I think the river and the ancient tomb are also ok if you are wondering. With the flint wall I was thinking we could have a local tradesman look at it? What do you reckon?
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On 18 Mar 2018 at 2:55pm Offspring wrote:
I quite like these cryptic messages. It's something to do with Malling Church I think.
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On 18 Mar 2018 at 2:57pm Bells Angel wrote:
Is the river the Ouse or the Winterbourne ? Ancient tombs - Saxon earthworks ? or The Priory.
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On 18 Mar 2018 at 2:59pm B A @ offspring wrote:
Good one
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On 18 Mar 2018 at 3:24pm Soothsayer wrote:
Have a mooch around Lewes Townhall Market, you can buy all manner of things there, even over priced Bric~a~Brac
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On 18 Mar 2018 at 4:12pm Observer wrote:
"Lewes should be renamed Little London because that is what it has become. "
Have you actually been to London? Cos it's full of independent shops and businesses, in fact more than anywhere else in the UK.
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On 18 Mar 2018 at 4:40pm Uptown Monk wrote:
Guess what - itís not Ďpeople from Londoní that stopped people from buying a fridge on the high street. Itís the fact that itís easier and cheaper to buy one from the internet.
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On 18 Mar 2018 at 4:47pm Horseman7 wrote:
St John sub Castro?
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On 18 Mar 2018 at 8:01pm Offspring wrote:
Malling Deanery 1623. Saxons burial ground is older. Murderers of Beckett sheltered here. The dark past is always with us.
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On 18 Mar 2018 at 10:42pm @SussexJim wrote:
Four railway lines out of Lewes, really? I only know of three, one towards Haywards Heath, one towards Brighton and one towards Glynde.
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On 19 Mar 2018 at 12:02am Seaford resident wrote:
@sussexjim and the railway line to Seaford.
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On 19 Mar 2018 at 10:16am Signalman wrote:
Just looked out my windows and there's still only one line out of Lewes heading in that direction. By your logic you could add a railway line to London Bridge, Redhill etc.etc.
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On 19 Mar 2018 at 12:04pm Ed Can Do wrote:
To read this thread you'd think nobody had heard of Amazon. So you can't pop into town to buy a fridge these days, who cares? When was the last time anyone walked into a shop to buy a fridge? You buy it online and it gets delivered to your house, it's not like you could have taken it home on the bus anyway. If you absolutely have to touch the thing before you buy it, it takes barely any time at all to drive to PC World in Eastbourne or Brighton, then you buy it online from whoever is cheapest.

This whole "Lewes doesn't have any useful shops" thing is nonsense. The reason there aren't any shops like that any more is because nobody goes to shops like that anymore, normal people buy things like tvs and fridges and CDs and socks online.
I genuinely can't remember the last time I "went shopping". I can buy literally anything I want within minutes from my phone, you don't even need to go to Tesco any more, they come to you now.
I'm sure the 70's were idyllic and everything was peachy and the sun always shone and kids played outside all the time and people spoke to each other and no doubt they were all complaining about how much better is was back in the 50's.
Rose-tinted nostaligia specs are wonderful but you should take them off now and then and try to remember that there were all kinds of issues back then too.
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On 19 Mar 2018 at 12:11pm Dr Beeching wrote:
Sussex Jim is correct. Rail lines depart Lewes Railway Stn in 3 directions, to London, Brighton & Eastbourne/Hastings. The Eastbourne/Hastings line spurs off to Seaford beyond the station, so that means only 3 lines in and out of Lewes.
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On 19 Mar 2018 at 1:34pm Mr. Porter wrote:
In my day, I shopped at Daltons, Ingrams, Home and Colonial and Timothy Whites and we also had a rail line to Uckfield. Things change but, to my mind, not necessarily for the better.
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On 19 Mar 2018 at 2:17pm What shall I do ? wrote:
Will there ever be a rail link to Uckfield ?
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On 19 Mar 2018 at 2:36pm Horseman7 wrote:
Ed, you'd be amazed what I take home on the bus.
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On 19 Mar 2018 at 6:54pm Old bloke wrote:
@Ed can do
I lived in Lewes in the 70s. Everybody moaned that there was nothing to do. Yes, kids played outside a lot - or more accurately stood around on the streets moaning that there was nothing to do. The high street had a better range of shops but Safeway opened then Tesco and lots of shops closed (butchers, bakers, fishmongers etc). Everybody moaned about it as they walked the isles in Tesco. Now things have moved on and the internet has taken over part of the high street. At least it gives people an opportunity to sit at home on the internet and moan about the lack of shops before they go on line and do their shopping.
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On 19 Mar 2018 at 11:24pm Pete wrote:
Please tell me where I can buy normal (non designer) men's boxer shorts from in this town....
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On 19 Mar 2018 at 11:40pm Ronald wrote:
@Pete
The charity shop opposite Bunces sells (NEW) boxer shorts
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On 20 Mar 2018 at 11:35am Ed Can Do wrote:
Buy them from Amazon, Pete. You can get 12 pairs for under £20 and they'll take a couple of days to arrive. Unless it's an emergency to the extent you've soiled yourself in the street, why would you need to buy them in town?
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On 21 Mar 2018 at 10:15am Department of the Bleeding Obvious wrote:
Used Smythe & Barrie, Hailsham to buy a dishwasher, washing machine and fridge. Matched internet prices, took away old appliances - absolutely fantastic service. My days of using Argos are over


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