New erections and strange shoes

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FROM the pages of the Lewes Journal, March 3, 1817:

l A few public-spirited gentlemen of the Cliffe [Lewes] have purchased the house of the late Mr Moore, butcher, for the purpose of pulling down the same and disposing of the ground for new erections, to be set back so as to add considerably to the width of the street; and consequently to the safety and convenience of passengers.

l A curious pair of shoes has lately been manufactured at Seddlescomb, not indeed for a dancing master, but for a travelling fiddler at Guestling.

They weigh 11lbs and the heads of the nails used in the soles and heels are an inch and a quarter wide.