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Eastbourne, Sussex
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Historic maps of Eastbourne and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Childhood Play

This park is about half a mile from where I grew up, my mum brought me here many times. I was four when this photo was taken, so I would have been here regularly around this time. When I started school my mum would bring me here after school to burn off any excess energy, before taking me home.

A memory of Eastbourne by Graham Parks

The Road To Town

This is the road from Meads to the town centre. I grew up in Meads and so it is no exaggeration to say I have been down here a thousand times over the years. It looks remarkably similar today. The flint wall on the left is still there. There are less trees on the right, and there are certainly no trees across the junction ...Read full memory

A memory of Eastbourne by Graham Parks

Birbeck Engineering Co

Does anybody remember Birbecks Engineering? and 6" Shell Fuse Bases? If anybody reads this would love to hear from you. Names I recall are :- Nancy, Rose, Rita, Fred Laker, Bert Irvrin, Ted Colley, Ernie Lidyard, Mr Bodkin, Miss Birbeck.