NOSTALGIA: Take a trip down Memory Lane in Hailsham

A new book on the history of Hailsham has been published by former councillor, Town Crier and historian Eddy Powell.

Saturday, 29th July 2017, 6:13 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:34 pm
Hailsham Common Pond SUS-170727-103045001

Hailsham History Part 1 was launched at the White Hart at Horsebridge last month during an exhibition for a model railway of Hailsham Station.

It features the development of Hailsham Station and train line, the Common Pond, Grovelands Farm and the Country Park.

Eddy was born in Hailsham and says he is passionate about the town and its heritage, serving on both Wealden District Council and Hailsham Town Council.

The station was demolished in 1972 and the site is now Lindfield Drive SUS-170727-101641001

He said, “The history of the town has always fascinated me. As I am dyslexic I had always shied away from sharing my knowledge of what I have acquired throughout my life, but now through a series of books, it can be shared.”

More books are planned and each will have three or four topics and be more in-depth.

The new book is £9 and is on sale at the Camera Centre in High Street, Hailsham.

The common pond before it was open to the public SUS-170727-101943001
Hailsham history Part 1 SUS-170727-100446001
Hailsham history part 1 SUS-170727-100639001
The cattlepassunder the A22 SUS-170727-103947001
The station was demolished in 1972 and the site is now Lindfield Drive SUS-170727-101641001
The common pond before it was open to the public SUS-170727-101943001
Hailsham history Part 1 SUS-170727-100446001
Hailsham history part 1 SUS-170727-100639001
The cattlepassunder the A22 SUS-170727-103947001