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The Home Guard, operational from 1940 until 1944, was composed of 1.5 million volunteers otherwise ineligible for military service

NOSTALGIA: Who remembers the Post Office Home Guard in Eastbourne?

We are hoping Looking Back readers may be able to shine some light on this photograph of the Eastbourne Post Office Home Guard which was sent in to us by Grace Humphries from Brighton.

The surviving strongpoint in what is known locally as Pillbox Field

NOSTALGIA: End of an era as Wilmington’s aerodrome is knocked down

After the end of the Second World War, the next news item regarding Wilmington Aerodrome appeared in the rear classified advert columns of the Eastbourne Herald of April 12 1947, writes Peter Longstaff-Tyrrell.

The astonishingly rare Bronze Age trackway built by Eastbourne residents of the distant past

NOSTALGIA: Importance of Neolithic times spotlighted in Eastbourne

People will be able to learn how to recognise or refresh their knowledge of pre-historic worked flint and investigate the importance of flint and flint tools to the people of Neolithic Britain in a study day taking place at the Redoubt on Saturday October 8.

A Boeing B17 ... 'The Flying Fortress'

NOSTALGIA: Second World War eclipses activity at Wilmington

A mere few weeks after the August meeting on September 3 1939, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain made his famous broadcast that the nation was at war again with Germany, writes Peter Longstaff-Tyrrell.

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Thomas (Tom) Bradley : Obituary

Published in the Eastbourne Herald on 08 November 2013

Anthony Stanley (Ants) Teague : Obituary

Published in the Eastbourne Herald on 08 November 2013

John Callow : Obituary

Published in the Eastbourne Herald on 08 November 2013

Williams Alan : Obituary

Published in the Eastbourne Herald on 08 November 2013

Mary Farnes : Obituary

Published in the Eastbourne Herald on 08 November 2013

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