||Name: Vic Elsey.
Profession: Helping people in any way anyone needs to be helped.
I’m a healer.
Best thing about Lewes? The people are special.
They were the only ones to drive out the Romans, did you know
that? There’s a certain tone in the air here and it’s
Worst thing about Lewes? The traffic.
Boozer? I don’t drink.
Poison? A really decent cup of tea.
Waitrose or Tesco? I think all supermarkets
should be wiped off the face of the earth to allow people to
go to individual shops. But because of our lifestyle they are
a necessary evil.
Traffic wardens in a word? Another necessary
Last parking ticket? 45 years ago.
Local lad? Not originally. I’ve been
here 45 years.
Which Bonfire Society do you go to? I favour
the whole lot. But I can’t go because I serve the people
who work at the railway station that night. They wouldn’t
work unless I gave them a three-course meal.
Newspaper? I don’t read them. I used
to deliver them as a kid, and I don’t care to see another
Falmer Stadium yes or no? Brighton needs a
stadium, but it’s sad we need to put it on the Downs.
Favourite Lewes landmark? The Castle. It’s
special. It sits up there like a lion amongst a sleeping town.
How often do you go to London or Brighton?
Sunday lunch in a village pub? The Juggs was
a really lovely old pub when the Browns had it. They were special
people. But we didn’t look after them.
What Lewes needs like a hole in the head is… Can
you imagine looking out and seeing property all over the Downs?
You can’t. We need to preserve things.
Help is at hand: Vic Elsey
serves up more than just tea at the