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From our 2016 broadcast

The Darker Shades of Sun Street > LISTEN AGAIN

Frances Stenlake’s script brings to life true tales of 19th century scandal and crime centred around Sun Street in the Pells area of Lewes. The writer researched newspaper archives from the 1820s, when the Sun Street community developed, and was amused to see how frequently residents were involved in various unlawful activities … either as victims or as perpetrators.

Recorded before a live audience at the monthly Lewes History Group meeting at The King’s Church, Lewes, on 14th November 2016

Music performed by: Valmai Goodyear, Bryan Creer (Lewes Folk Club)
Readings performed by: Miles Jenner, Joyce Fisher, Jennifer Henley, Mike Piller (Lewes Theatre Club)
Readings directed by Joyce Fisher
Researched and compiled by: Frances Stenlake (Lewes History Group)
Music based on traditional local songs, adapted by: Valmai Goodyear

A newly published book, The Sun Street Story, is available from Lewes History Group. Rocket FM thanks the Lewes History Group for kindly permitting us to make the recording available.