on the march past the pub

Rouser 2012
Rouser 2012

STANDING on the corner of Station Road, Lewes, was this fine pub, demolished in 1963 so that traffic could get better visibility heading for the railway station.

The irony is that it was called the New Station Inn, competing for business directly across the road from the Lansdown.

There must have been fierce rivalry between the two hostelries.

In place of the New Station Inn today we have the town’s public toilets!

The photograph also shows the Lewes Volunteers, probably Territorials of the Sussex County Regiment, on the march to their annual training camp.