Arndale nostalgia

A trip down Memory Lane: Eastbourne Arndale Centre

As the Arndale Centre officially became the Beacon last month, we thought it would be interesting to look at some nostalgic pictures of the Arndale when it was under construction and when it first opened.

Our thanks go to centre manager Bill Plumridge for sharing these pictures.

Manager Bill Plumridge is pictured with members of Eastbourne Rowing Club during a fundraiser in the Arndale Centre
Manager Bill Plumridge is pictured with members of Eastbourne Rowing Club during a fundraiser in the Arndale Centre
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Gamleys, Dixons and Robert Dyas can be seen in the background of this photo when show stars including comic Frankie Howerd visited the Arndale Centre
Gamleys, Dixons and Robert Dyas can be seen in the background of this photo when show stars including comic Frankie Howerd visited the Arndale Centre
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Sussex Stationers, Martin's and Pizza Palace were once at the entrance to the Arndale Centre in Terminus Road
Sussex Stationers, Martin's and Pizza Palace were once at the entrance to the Arndale Centre in Terminus Road
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The rear of Marks and Spencer before it expanded within the new Arndale Centre
The rear of Marks and Spencer before it expanded within the new Arndale Centre
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