Name: Annie Crowther
Profession: Retired teacher.
Local lass? I was brought up in Liverpool, and moved to Lewes in 1980 after a spell in London.
Best thing about Lewes? The complete mix of different sorts of people, and the individuality of the small shops here.
Worst thing about Lewes? The rubbish! I feel it’s archaic just having a man with a brush in 2006. They never wash the streets, either.
Favourite pub? I loathe pubs. I never go to them.
What’s your poison? J2O.
Waitrose or Tesco? Waitrose. I loathe Tesco, though I do go there for things like cat food and toilet paper.
What do you think about traffic wardens? I had a run in the other day with one because he was giving a car with a disabled sticker a ticket because the sticker was the wrong way round. They need more sensitivity.
Which newspaper do you read? The Independent.
Are you pro or anti the Phoenix development? There has to be redevelopment but this one looks too bulky, and could completely change the face of Lewes. And it lacks infrastructure. What about schools? What about parking?
Favourite Lewes landmark? My house, the Roundhouse
How would you spend a perfect Sunday afternoon? At Offham Gardens taking tea and cakes then buying some plants.
What’s on your hifi? A talking book: To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf.
Lewes would be better if… It had a permanent cinema, preferably without a great big urban development attached.
What Lewes really doesn’t need is… A great big incinerator on its doorstep.


Annie Crowther outside her favourite Lewes landmark… her house
     
 
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