NOSTALGIA: Eastbourne Home Guard memories keep marching in

Our article about Local Defence Volunteers has prompted a number of responses from our readers.

Take an adventure tour of the Capital Region of the USA

VIDEO: Take an adventure tour of the Capital Region of the USA

The whole world will have their attention on the capital city as the 44th President of the United States is announced in November.

Extracted from Britains Tudor Maps by John Speed, published by Batsford. SUS-161020-101827001

Fascinating Tudor map shows changing face of Sussex

A beautifully illustrated map of Sussex during the Tudor era is among a collection of 400-year-old drawings published this month. The maps were created by cartographer and antiquarian John Speed (1552–1629), and have been published by Batsford in a book called Britain’s Tudor Maps.

The Rose and Crown.

REVIEW: Rose and Crown at Cuckfield is the crowning glory

Cuckfield. It’s not just that this village is as pretty as a chocolate box. Nor that it is as quintessentially English as anything Agatha Christie could pen.

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How to make the most out of your plummeting pound

How to make the most out of your plummeting pound

The plunging value of the pound can make it disheartening to think about how little bang you may get for your well-earned buck in the aftermath of Brexit.

Lin Wilkinson has penned a book about the Queen Alexandra Cottage Homes

NOSTALGIA: Happy alternative to the Eastbourne workhouse

Queen Alexandra Cottage Homes was initially the brainchild of the then mayor of Eastbourne Councillor Charles Simmons, writes Peter Austin. He wrote to the Eastbourne Gazette in 1906 of his concern that the aged deserving poor should have an alternative to the workhouse in Church Street.

How to make the ultimate mix-tape with Q magazines Matt Mason

VIDEO: How to make the ultimate mix-tape with Q magazine’s Matt Mason

If you were a kid in the 80s and 90s then it’s likely that you have created around 1,000 (conservative estimate) mix tapes in your listening life-time...

Five fast facts about what and how Britain is eating in 2016 with celeb chef Tom Kerridge and BBC Good Foods Cassie Best

VIDEO: Five fast facts about what and how Britain is eating in 2016

From how much meat we eat, how many times a week we eat fast food, to our favourite meals, our growing obsession with taking pics of food and posting it to social media - the BBC Good Food’s annual survey gives us a snapshot of the nation’s eating.

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How to make better coffee

A barista explains how to make better coffee - at home

Buying coffee ‘to go’ is a common part of many of our everyday lives, but it’s also an expensive habit.

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The first tenants of the Queen Alexandra Cottage Homes in Seaside

NOSTALGIA: Fascinating beginnings of Eastbourne’s longest-established local charity

In the Victorian era finding a home after retirement could be a worrying prospect for elderly people of low income and without friends or family to turn to, writes Peter Austin in the first instalment of a new book written about QACH.

Brits encouraged to try get out of their fish-comfort zone

VIDEO: Brits encouraged to try to get out of their fish-comfort zone

Whether from a fish and chip shop, a restaurant or at home, the nation is being encouraged to increase the amount and variety of seafood and fish in their diet.

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Five of the most common iOS 10 faults and how to fix them. Photo: Shutterstock

Five of the most common iOS 10 faults and how to fix them

The roll-out of Apple’s latest all-singing, all-dancing operating system has not been without its problems.

Tranquil haven ... the gardens were laid out in the early 1920s

NOSTALGIA: New lease of life for Eastbourne’s hidden gem

What appears to be a wooded amphitheatre carved out of the cliff face actually began life as a chalk pit known as The Gore, writes Terrie Rintoul.


Chance to enjoy superb meal at top Sussex restaurant

Our superb lunch offer at Amberley Castle is back for the autumn and it’s better than ever. It gives you the opportunity to enjoy the culinary excellence of new head chef Conor Toomey with a sumptuous three course lunch plus a glass of champagne and tea and coffee for just £34.50 per person. There’s also a chance to win dinner and an overnight stay for two people.

Wahaca, Chichester

REVIEW: Chichester’s Wahaca proves the city has the appetite for more

A love of kitesurfing at West Wittering has lifted the dining experience in Chichester to new heights.

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The White Horse at Chilgrove.

REVIEW: The White Horse - fabulous food and wine affordable for millionaires and country folk alike

You know, when a bottle of Bordeaux is priced up to £1,380 in your local that this is no ordinary wine list.

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TRAVEL NEWS: Rail delays expected all weekend

Major engineering work this weekend will see services to and from London Victoria disrupted on both Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25.

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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.

Heritage Weekend at the Redoubt

NOSTALGIA: Eastbourne’s Redoubt Fortress goes back in time

Photographs by Jon Rigby

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