NOSTALGIA: An Eastbourne building with a varied history ...

As part of the celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of Chaseley in Eastbourne, the Herald has uncovered more photos from the archives.

Sunday, 11th June 2017, 1:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 3:28 pm
Smart soldiers in their slouch hats

The South Cliff building, known as Gowrie House during the Second World War, was a club for Australian repatriated prisoners of war.

Lady Michaelis handed the house over to the Ministry of Pensions as a home for disabled ex-servicemen in 1945.

The donation of the house was at the bequest of Dr Luttwig Guttmann.

Inside what was known as Gowrie House

Dr Guttmann believed that injured soldiers should not be defined by their disabilities and deserved to live a full and active life.

In 1948 Dr Guttmann started the Stoke Mandeville Games, which would later become the Paralympic Games.

Time to dance
Inside what was known as Gowrie House
Time to dance