Eastbourne, The Pier 1925
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A Selection of Memories from Eastbourne

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. Here are some from Eastbourne

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I was born in Eastbourne, Upperton Road Nursing Home. I have fond memories of being taken by my Father to the Devonshire swimming baths. This would have been between 1964 to 1967 I would have been 5 or 6 years old. Through the large wooden entrance doors. Paid sixpence or a shilling then decended the many flights of stairs down. I remember there were two pools. The attendants wore white tops & long white ...see more
My grandmother appears as a cooks assistant at a school at Fairlea Meads ,Chesterfield Road in Eastbourne. Sadly I cannot find any photos of the building.Any help would be greatly appreciated.
In 1977 we bought our first house in Hampden Park. I was working as a nurse at Eastbourne DGH in Kings Drive. I remember walking through the park at the start and end of my shifts. In the spring the park was carpeted with crocus's which was the most beautiful site. I hope they are still there today.
We stayed in a Guest House in Bourne Street. Mr and Mrs Collignon ran it. Full board. She was an ex nurse and taught me how to make beds. Little did she know I would be a nurse. They were very friendly. Thought it was quite posh to have sinks in our rooms, but then had to share a bathroom. It was the time of the Pirate Radios.