In 1905 Albert Lewis built LITTLE LEA on the outskirts of Belfast.
[Photo courtesy of Charles Bateman Photography]
Little Lea is a private house. Please respect the owners' privacy
The new house seemed more like a city to young Jacks. He would write that the house - with its long corridors, empty sunlit rooms, indoor silences, attics and gurgling noises through cisterns and pipes - was almost a major character in his life's story.
For a few years, Jacks enjoyed childhood bliss. Outdoors, he would walk or cycle with Warnie. Indoors, the boys wrote stories. Jacks had his 'Animal land' while Warnie had his 'India'.
The Lewis Family at Little Lea
[Photo courtesy of the Marion E. Wade Center, Wheaton, Illinois]
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Their beloved and brilliant mother, Flora, took a mathematics degree from Queen's College, Belfast. Sadly, Flora died from cancer in 1908 after a short illness. Jacks Lewis was just 9 years old.
The Ulster History Circle has placed a memorial Blue Plaque at the rear of Little Lea
Flora Lewis at her Graduation
[Photo courtesy of C S Lewis Centenary Group]
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