LEWES is the best place on the planet says the new Mayor.
Cllr John Stockdale told a Town Hall reception after officially taking office: “Lewes is a town that likes to party and which does so in a most spectacular fashion.
“You would have to go to Siena with its Palio to find a town with public celebrations as compelling as Lewes’ Bonfire.
“If Bloody Mary had ‘Calais’ engraved on her heart, most Lewesians must have the name of their bonfire society.”
In proposing the toast to ‘Lewes’, Cllr Stockdale said: “I am utterly delighted to have been chosen to be Mayor of the very best town on this planet.”