The Forgotten War

Memorial of Lewes

Fifty-Five ‘Old Boys’ of Lewes County Grammar School for Boys died on active service in the Second World War in theatres of conflict all around the globe. Their monument is the truly impressive Memorial Chapel in the grounds of Priory School, Lewes, consecrated in 1960 and believed to be the only officially sanctioned war memorial in any state school in Britain. Down the years the Chapel’s origins have been largely forgotten. Now the tragic but epic story of the ‘Fifty-Five’ and the astonishing tale of dogged determination and perseverance behind the construction of the Chapel are revived and brought to vibrant life in a brand new book edited by Lewes writer David Arnold. The book, ‘The Fifty-Five: A Story Set in Stone’ will be launched on the night of Monday 12 March following a fascinating words and images presentation to the Lewes History Group evoking a world long gone but one that must never be forgotten.

Further launch events are scheduled for Waterstone’s, Lewes and in Tesco, Lewes. Also available by mail order through this site, priced at £18, plus £4 p&p.  A4, hardback format printed on 130 gsm silk in colour. To buy now (dispatch after launch on 12th March):