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Eastbourne, Sussex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Proposal

This is where Alan asked me to marry him on a beautiful moonlit evening in January. The weather was mild and the moonlight was shining on the sea making it all silvery. There weren't many people around, just the odd jogger and dog walker as it was a Monday night. I guessed what was happening as he was so nervous, but due to some ...Read full memory

A memory of Eastbourne by Angela Green

Our First Home Together.

In September 2007 my partner Alan and I moved into a first floor flat on Tideswell Road directly opposite the church. The fact that the lounge windows overlook the church was the clincher for me when I was viewing the flat for rental. I love the fact that we are not overlooked by other properties which is very ...Read full memory

A memory of Eastbourne by Angela Green

Eastbourne Flower Gardens

My Grandad was foreman of the Carpet Gardens on Eastbourne seafront. He took over from his elder brother who had taken over from their father. They had, as a family, looked after the Carpet Gardens for over a century. The family name was Cottington. Grampy always told us that when digging over the flower beds they ...Read full memory