Golf Course Open - Clubhouse Closed.
(updated 01 June at 08:25)
|Looking back from the 14th tee over the town you can see Lewes Prison. The prison is Victorian built in 1853. One of the first uses was to hold three hundred Finnish Grenadiers captured during the Crimean War. Leading protagonists of the Irish 1916 Easter Rising including Harry Boland, Eamon de Valera, Frank Lawless and Thomas Ashe were held at the prison. The infamous gangster and murderer Reggie Kray spent a short part of his thirty two years behind bars at Lewes and Mick Jagger was held there on drugs charges in the sixties.|