NEW November 2018
The Boys on the Arch
by Liz Moloney
The Ascham St Vincent's Memorial Arch in Carlisle Road, Meads, Eastbourne commemorates the old boys of St Vincent's, Ascham and the merged prep school who died serving in the First World War. Their stories are told in this book from the school Chronicle's accounts of their schooldays, from war records, newspapers and letters, taking us through the war from the Western Front to Mesopotamia, from the cavalry charges on the Retreat from Mons in 1914 to the devastating 'flu pandemic of 1918.
268 pages, 100 black and white illustrations
£12.50 + £2.50 p & p
until Christmas 2018: £10 + £2.50 p&p
Letters from Wartime Eastbourne
by Gillian Rogers with Michael Partridge
ELHS Booklet No. 2
What was it like for Eastbourne families during WW2, when the town was one of the most-bombed on the south coast, and families were often divided? Mrs Nell Edmonds' letters home in 1940 have been collected here, with a foreword and account of the Spencer Road bombing, which killed a number of people including Mr Edmonds, by their daughter, Gillian Rogers.
Softback, illustrated, 20pp. £3 + £1 p & p
The People's Downs|
How Eastbourne's Downs were saved from development
by Liz Moloney
ELHS Booklet No. 1
How did Eastbourne Borough Council become the owner of the Downs between the town and Beachy Head, and on what terms? How did that effort relate to other contemporary campaigns to save nearby downland, in particular the Seven Sisters? Using contemporary documents and newspapers, this is the story of the people and events of the original campaign in the 1920s to 'save our Downs'.
Softback, illustrated, 36pp. £3 + £1 p & p
Public Houses in Eastbourne
by Alan Smith.|
The history of Eastbourne's pubs, from the Angel to the Windmill. Every pub, inn, beer shop and brewery that existed in the town up to 1986 is listed and described, often with a photo or print, and in many cases with anecdotal or historical information. Public bars, brewers, landlords and advertisements are also covered in fascinating detail.
Softback, illustrated, 330pp £10 + £2.50 p & p
BEACHY HEAD LIGHTHOUSE PLANS|
Original architectural plan with fascinating detail.
Ideal for framing, as in picture. (Supplied unframed. Glass of wine not included.)
A3 £4 + £3.20 p & p, supplied in cardboard mailing tubes. This size is recommended in order to see the detail more clearly:
A4 £3 + £1.90 p & p, supplied in card backed envelopes.
George Ambrose Wallis and Other Agents of the Eastbourne and Sussex Estates of the Dukes of Devonshire|
(Published jointly with the Eastbourne Society and the author)
George Ambrose Wallis, Eastbourne's first mayor, and his brother, William Lumb Wallis, were responsible for the parades and promenades, Upper Dukes Drive, the Devonshire Baths, many fine houses and much beside.
This booklet contains much new information about the Wallis brothers, about Henry Currey, the architect, and others who played a significant role in the building of the Victorian town of Eastbourne.
58 pp, softbound, illustrated with prints and maps.
£3.00 + £1.50 p & p
The 1841 Census for Eastbourne.|
A meticulous transcription of the names, ages, employment and addresses of those living in the Parish of Eastbourne on the night of 6/7 June 1841.
An invaluable reference for genealogical researchers.
£5.00 + £1.50 p & p
Canucks by the Sea
by Michael Ockenden.|
The story of the Canadian Army in Eastbourne during the Second World War.
Fully illustrated. Extended second edition, 193 pp softbound.
£10.99 + £2.00 p & p
The Redoubt Fortress and Martello Towers of Eastbourne 1804-2004|
Rosemary Milton and Richard Callaghan.
An impressive illustrated record of the origins and use of these defences against the Napoleonic threat, together with details of the soldiers and military units which manned them.
£6.99 + £1.50 p & p
A History of the Eastbourne Aviation Company|
1911 - 1924
By Lou McMahon and Michael Partridge.
A detailed, fully illustrated story of the men who learned to fly and of the machines in which they flew; also a record of the RNAS occupation and the 250 aircraft that were built here, 174pp, hardback.
£15.95 cover price
Our WW1 centenary offer for
A History of the Eastbourne Aviation Company:
£5 + £2.50 p & p
Turnpike Territory, the Glyndebridge Trust and the Lewes to Eastbourne Turnpikes|
by Peter Longstaff-Tyrrell.
A guide to the old coach road from Lewes to Eastbourne.
Fully illustrated in colour.
Extended second edition, 40pp.
£4.50 + £1.50 p & p
The Stream That Gave Eastbourne Its Name.|
Harold Spears, revised by Peter Allen and Lou McMahon
An illustrated history of the Bourne Stream. Third edition 28pp.
£3.50 + £1.00 p & p
The Eastbourne Local Historian - Society's Journal up to Issue 173 with Index
Two-CD set £10 + £1.00 p & p
Origins of Eastbourne's Street Names by John Milton.|
An illustrated record of the origins of the names of every one of Eastbourne's streets including their historical context or derivation, together with their dates of origin.
A completely new edition is in progress.
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