Damage to the rear of a pair of semi-detached houses in Northbourne Road  on October 6 1940

Eastbourne Wartime Photographs

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the start of the Second World War and here in Eastbourne we have been going through the archives and the pages of the book, Wartime Eastbourne by George Humphrey.

Eastbourne was the most raided town in the south east during the 1939-1945 conflict.

Bobby's, now Debenhams, was damaged on the Lismore Road frontage after a German bomb narroly missed the store
Bobby's, now Debenhams, was damaged on the Lismore Road frontage after a German bomb narroly missed the store
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The scene of the bombing at the junction of Cavendish Place and Tideswell Road
The scene of the bombing at the junction of Cavendish Place and Tideswell Road
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A head warden labours below the rubble of a demolished house in Willoughby Crescent after a bombing raid
A head warden labours below the rubble of a demolished house in Willoughby Crescent after a bombing raid
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