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New Chamber of Commerce president
Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce has a new president for the coming year. Tim Cobb took over from outgoing president Mark McFadden at the organisation’s annual general meeting at the Cavendish Hotel on Wednesday evening. Eastbourne Borough Council’s new head of tourism Philip Evans was the guest speaker talking about plans to promote the town as a tourist destination and the ambitious redevelopment of Devonshire Park which includes an interior refurbishment of the Congress.
 

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OUT IN THE FIELD: Buy a home in Grenade Gardens
I often chuckle when estate agents say “an opportunity has afforded itself” or “a rare opportunity has come about” when they are referring to a property up for sale. I’m not quite sure how Bovis Homes is going to fare however with selling 119 homes currently being built in Kings Drive, where almost 100 Second World War grenades have been uncovered in recent weeks. Marked ‘AW Bomb 1940’, the grenades are phosphorus incendiary devices created as improvised anti-tank weapons when Britain was facing invasion following the army’s evacuation from Dunkirk in 1940 and were buried in Kings Drive by members of the Home Guard in case of invasion. The bomb disposal unit has been a frequent visitor to the site as three stashes were uncovered. A description by the house seller could read something along the lines of “An opportunity has afforded itself for a dynamite property in none other than the exclusive Grenade Gardens in Eastbourne”. Or am I just being cynical?
 

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