NOSTALGIA: How Eastbourne got its distinctive streetscapes

The changing scene down the years
The changing scene down the years

How ‘Streetscapes’ Evolved is the subject of a talk by artist Paul Jordan at Eastbourne Heritage Centre next week to illustrate his timeline of images showing the development of the town centre.

The talk is at the centre in Carlisle Road on Wednesday, August 17.

Doors open at 6pm and the talk begins at 7pm.

Nicholas Howell at the centre said, “Many photographs and engravings exist to record Eastbourne’s town centre architecture from Victorian days to the present time.

“Artist Paul Jordan has made reference to these to produce new artworks documenting the changing face of familiar streetscapes.

“At each of the locations Paul’s watercolour and ink illustrations compare the same buildings from different eras, leading the viewer to see how much rebuilding or remodelling has taken place and how many of today’s shops were originally built as private residences.

“Original artworks will be for sale and prints will be to order.”

Tickets for the talk cost £5.

Also coming up at the Heritage Centre is a talk on the timeline of Eastbourne Pier by Richard Crook on Wednesday September 14 at 6pm.

An authority on the architectural development of Eastbourne Pier, Richard will lead the audience through 150 years of Eugenius Birch’s iconic structure. Talk tickets are £5 to include wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee, and light snacks, with the opportunity to see the new exhibitions and the centre.

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