The history of Hailsham comes under the microscope with the upcoming launch of a new book delving through the town’s past - accompanied by a good selection of photographs.
In October, Hailsham Historical Society will publish Hailsham Through Time, which is part of publisher Amberley’s Through Time series.
The book traces the town’s history from when Hailsham was granted a Market Charter in 1252 by Henry III up to 2012, when Hailsham Market was saved from development when the freehold of the site in Market Street was purchased, ending more than a decade of uncertainty.
The Hailsham Board School on Battle Road, which was built in 1878, is now Hailsham Community College and Victoria Gate now stands in the place of Austens gun shop, which burnt down in 1894.
A spokesperson for Hailsham Historical Society said, “I n this volume, the members of Hailsham Historical Society provide readers with an insight into the history of the area, and show what life was like for past residents through this fascinating selection of old and modern photographs.”
Hailsham Hhistorical and Natural Society was founded in 1961. The group has published a number of articles and pamphlets on the history of the area. Visit www.hailshamhistoricalsociety.co.uk/
• Hailsham Through Time will be available from October 15 in paperback, priced at £14.99. The book will also be available in Kindle, Kobo and iBook formats.
For more information on this book, visit the publisher’s website online at www.amberley-books.com