NOSTALGIA: Take a trip down Memory Lane in Hailsham

Hailsham Common Pond SUS-170727-103045001
Hailsham Common Pond SUS-170727-103045001

A new book on the history of Hailsham has been published by former councillor, Town Crier and historian Eddy Powell.

Hailsham History Part 1 was launched at the White Hart at Horsebridge last month during an exhibition for a model railway of Hailsham Station.

The station was demolished in 1972 and the site is now Lindfield Drive SUS-170727-101641001

The station was demolished in 1972 and the site is now Lindfield Drive SUS-170727-101641001

It features the development of Hailsham Station and train line, the Common Pond, Grovelands Farm and the Country Park.

Eddy was born in Hailsham and says he is passionate about the town and its heritage, serving on both Wealden District Council and Hailsham Town Council.

He said, “The history of the town has always fascinated me. As I am dyslexic I had always shied away from sharing my knowledge of what I have acquired throughout my life, but now through a series of books, it can be shared.”

More books are planned and each will have three or four topics and be more in-depth.

The common pond before it was open to the public SUS-170727-101943001

The common pond before it was open to the public SUS-170727-101943001

The new book is £9 and is on sale at the Camera Centre in High Street, Hailsham.

Hailsham history Part 1 SUS-170727-100446001

Hailsham history Part 1 SUS-170727-100446001

Hailsham history part 1 SUS-170727-100639001

Hailsham history part 1 SUS-170727-100639001

The cattlepassunder the A22 SUS-170727-103947001

The cattlepassunder the A22 SUS-170727-103947001