Eastbourne, Sussex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Bon Dolphis Tea Shop

Late 1940s vague recollection. Does the name Bon Dolphi ring a bell with anyone out there, as possibly a tea/cake shop, possibly down on sea-front ? I believe it was in Eastbourne but I was only a nipper at the time so could easily be mistaken.

A memory of Eastbourne by Chris Cowell


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