This illustrated history portrays one of England's finest seaside towns. It provides a nostalgic look at Eastbourne's past and highlights the special character of some of its most important historic sites. The photographs are taken from the unique Historic England Archive, the nation's record of 12 million photographs, drawings and publications, ranging from the 1850s and the earliest days of photography up to the present day.
Historic England: Eastbourne shows the town as it once was, from its streets and squares to its parks and promenades. It remains a genteel resort with none of the glitz, glamour and `kiss-me-quickness' of other seaside towns; even today there are no shops or amusement arcades along the seafront. This book provides a nostalgic trip through time and shows that Eastbourne is still the `Empress of the South'.
Kevin Gordon is a retired police officer who has a lifelong interest in Sussex History. He is the author of several Eastbourne and Seaford history books and has contributed many items for local newspapers. Kevin is a trustee of Seaford Museum and the Chairman of the Alfriston & Cuckmere Valley Historic Society. In 2016 he was appointed as the Honorary Historian for Seaford Town Council. He has been a volunteer at Seaford Museum for 20 years and maintains their Facebook page.