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Piers
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Piers

This selection of vintage photographs shows some of our finest piers in their heyday, recalling their glory days when seaside piers were at the heart of the traditional British family holiday.

Britain's Coasts
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Britain's Coasts

Gorgeous archive photos of Britain's coastal towns & villages.

Motoring
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Motoring

The joy of the open road – vintage and classic cars abound in this selection of motoring images from The Francis Frith Collection from the early 1900s through to the 1960s.

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Caption for Eastbourne, The Pier 1925: 1925 marked the building of a new 900-seater music pavilion at the shoreward end of the pier. Already coach traffic was having an impact, bringing visitors to sample the pier's delights. We may be thankful that although a later entrance building was wrecked by fire, both the older theatre and music pavilion can still be seen today, and the pier remains successful.

Memories of Eastbourne

During the years 1960 to 1967, aged 4 thru 11, this was my playground, as well as the Devonshire Park behind to the left. My parents ran the Devonshire Park Hotel during this time in Compton Street, an old Victorian Hotel full of character and style, but has since been knocked down and rebuilt, the old (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

Born Southfields Nursing Home 12/01/47. Gladys May Haines (maternal grandmother) who owned The Queensborough Hotel on the sea front before the war. Parents, Madge Haines married Andrew Aitken, a survivor from the sinking of aircraft carrier - HMS Courageous - in Sept. 1939, 3 weeks into WWII. Paternal (...Read full memory)

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)

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