Victorian seafront full of splendour

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I would like to thank Bill Taylor, manager of the Meridian TV region at Digital UK, for explaining the digital TV switchover, which will happen in the Eastbourne area in May/June 2012.

I went on the website and gained lots of information – hopefully now I won’t sound like a numpty when I call an aerial dealer to discuss updating my TV ready for the switchover.

Secondly, I have lived in Eastbourne for 25 years and would not live anywhere else.My husband and I did not retire here but moved to Eastbourne from London. We had spent many holidays here and felt it was a better life for a youngster than the hassle and bustle of London.

Our son went to the local junior and senior schools and sixth form college here, joined amateur theatre groups, football clubs, etc. My husband and I both worked in the area as well.

Eastbourne has a lovely flat seafront and a beautiful pier, Victorian it may be, but stuck in a timewarp it is not. The amount of tourist we get all year round, proves this.

Along the seafront are the carpet gardens, always beautifully kept, a bandstand which attracts loads of visitors to its shows, good hotels, restaurants, pubs, cafes, a good shopping centre, parks with walking distance, indoor swimming pool, three theatres, plus a harbour that transports you to the modern side of Eastbourne. Need I say more?

We don’t need children’s play areas along the seafront – most children are happy to play on the beach, fish in the rock pools, etc.

Eastbourne may have a Victorian seafront and pier, but that’s what makes it unique.

Mrs C Scotcher

Percival Road