Tunnels under Eastbourne pub? Is there or isn’t there?

A tunnel running from St Mary’s Parish Church in Eastbourne’s Old Town and the neighbouring Lamb Inn has been the subject of local folklore for many years.


NOSTALGIA: Looking Back at Old Town church’s colourful history

We continue our look this week at the history of the imposing and now derelict St Elisabeth’s Church in Victoria Drive with the help of reader George Turner and a special booklet dating back to January 2014.


REVEALED: Eastbourne’s top 10 ‘romantic restaurants’ for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day tomorrow we checked out what the top romantic restaurants are in the district, according to TripAdvisor.

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How to make the perfect pancakes

It is Shrove Tuesday today so if you have forgotten how to make the perfect pancake check out these recipes.

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NOSTALGIA: Look back at history of St Elisabeth’s Church

As the debate over whether Eastbourne’s imposing St Elisabeth’s Church should be demolished to make way for a redevelopment of the site Looking Back has been through the photographic archives with the help of reader George Turner.

Brufords in Cornfield Road was badly bombed.....

Work begins on Eastbourne Peace Garden as fundraising gathers momentum

Work has begun on transforming the moat surrounding Eastbourne’s Wish Tower into a Peace Garden, providing the setting for a new memorial to the town’s 180 civilian bombing victims in World War Two.


Video: Super foodies take a bow

The cream of Sussex’s hospitality and produce industries were honoured at the 12th annual Sussex Food and Drink Awards on a freezing cold Wednesday night in February.

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Video: Prezzo turns to the dark side with the launch of the UK’s first charcoal-based pizza

Pizza and pasta restaurant Prezzo is launching two exciting black pizza options made with a charcoal dough base.

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NOSTALGIA: Eastbourne author’s new book charts rail network through the south

Eastbourne historian and author Michael Hymans has penned a new book on the history of the railway in the south.

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NOSTALGIA: Eastbourne cartoonist kicks developer into touch over Seven Sisters

The recent piece about Liz Moloney’s booklet The People’s Downs brings to mind a cartoon that appeared in the Eastbourne Herald in 1926, writes Michael Ockenden.

Growth in vinyl record sales

Vinyl resurgence sees record sales

For 12 years in a row, vinyl sales have been increasing, with 14.32 million US sales in 2017 (an increase from nine per cent from the year before).


NOSTALGIA: Pubs of Eastbourne featured in new book

We continue our look this week at the history of some of the town’s public houses, which are documented in a new book by Alan Smith.


Gallery: Knitting and photography combine to create incredible patterns

Brighton knitting enthusiast Nina Dodd and award-winning photographer Joseph Ford have teamed up to create a photography project utilising unique knitting patterns that blend into the background.


NOSTALGIA: History of public houses of Eastbourne uncovered in new book

The history of many of Eastbourne’s older buildings, especially those visited by the public, has been written about in one way or another.

The 13th hole of the stunning Stadium Course at PGA Catalunya

Fairway to heaven

As distractions go, the 13th fairway of the Stadium course at the PGA Catalunya golf course must be among the best in the world.
British Airways research shows most people don't take two-week breaks

Workers fear two-week holidays are ‘frowned on’ by employers

More than a third of people living in the South East do not take a two-week holiday because they believe it’s frowned on and discouraged at their workplace, a study has shown.

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OUT IN THE FIELD: Celebrating good work of young men

Good Catholic girl that I am, I am never keen to see either churches or pubs razed to the ground. But it looks as if the outcome of the consultation – which concludes on Monday January 8 – as to whether the derelict St Elisabeth’s Church in Victoria Drive (and not the lovely modern and friendly church of the same name next door) will be to knock it down and redevelop the site. But what to do with the famous Hans Feibusch Pilgrim’s Progress mural within the crypt of the redundant church? For those that haven’t seen it, the mural wraps around three sides of the room and depicts the journey of Christian and his wife Christiana – one on each side of the room – through their various trials to meet in the Celestial City. The mural is fragile, well worn and damaged from wear and tear such as chairs scraping against the walls and from children playing football in the room and using one of the areas as a goal. Historians say the mural is of great cultural value, has lost none of its impact and should be saved. That will be at a cost of £300,000 and the Church of England has made it quite clear that those who want it salvaged, preserved and moved, quite possibly to the Leaf Hall in Eastbourne, will have to raise the money themselves. I wish them well.


NOSTALGIA: D Day through the eyes of a chef

The year 1944 seems a long time ago for some of us who remember, writes Harry Summerton, chairman of the Submariners Association.

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Plea to save rare mural in Eastbourne landmark

A campaign is underway to save a rare mural in the Old Town church earmarked for demolition.

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Manhattan: An isle of joy

Reflecting on the words and music of two of New York’s most famous sons; lyricist Lorenz Milton Hart and composer, Richard Charles Rodgers ‘the great big city’s a wondrous toy, just made for a girl and boy, we’ll turn Manhattan into an isle of joy’....

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