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War Graves of Ocklynge Cemetery by Kevin Gordon NEW January 2021 ELHS Booklet No.5
War Graves of Ocklynge Cemetery by Kevin Gordon

This booklet gives details of the story of the cemetery and the creation of The Imperial War Graves Commission during The Great War. The text takes the form of a guided walk aound the cemetery highlighting some of the graves and the stories associated with them.




Softback

Illustrated 32pp £3 + £1 p&p

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Like A Falling Leaf by Michael Ockenden NEW August 2020 ELHS Booklet No.4
Like a Falling Leaf by Michael Ockenden

When the Battle of Britain came to Eastbourne. Two German airmen were killed one crashing into the roof of a school; the other drowned off Holywell. Who were they? Who shot them down? A detailed account of the action from the German and from the British side. The enduring grief of a widow interviewed in Munich. A colourful RAF pilot court-martialled and cashiered. The beautiful daughter he never knew who would go to Hollywood and star in a Bond film.




Softback

Illustrated 24pp £3 + £1 p&p

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Wartime TV from Paris at Beachy Head by Michael Ockenden Wartime TV from Paris at Beachy Head
by Michael Ockenden

ELHS Booklet No. 3 Few people know that German TV was received and monitored by British Intelligence at Beachy Head during the Second World War. This booklet is a unique account of that story, with first-hand information from the German as well as the British side, and also relates how an inquiry to ELHS about a hidden diary revealed a radio intercept station above the Downs Golf Course staffed by exiled Germans.

Softback

Illustrated 24pp £3 + £1 p&p

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THE BOYS ON THE ARCH by Liz Moloney 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.

Softback
268 pages, 100 black and white illustrations
£12.50 + £2.50 p & p


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LETTERS FROM WARTIME EASTBOURNE by Gillian Rogers with Michael Partridge 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

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THE PEOPLE'S DOWNS by Liz Moloney 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

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Public Houses in Eastbourne by Alan Smith. 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

Temporarily out of stock. Watch this space

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Beachy Head Lighthouse Plans 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.

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George Ambrose Wallis and Other Agents of the Dukes of Devonshire in Eastbourne. George Ambrose Wallis and Other Agents of the Eastbourne and Sussex Estates of the Dukes of Devonshire
by
Tom Hollobone

(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

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1841 Census for Eastbourne. 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.
£3.00 + £1.50 p & p

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Canucks by the sea. 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

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Redoubt Fortress & Martello Towers 0f Eastbourne. The Redoubt Fortress and Martello Towers of Eastbourne 1804-2004
by
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

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Eastbourne Aviation Company. 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 offer: A History of the Eastbourne Aviation Company:
£5 + £2.50 p & p

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Turnpike Territory 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.
£4.25 + £1.50 p & p

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The Stream That Gave Eastbourne Its Name. 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

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Disc of Journal Articles. Journal index . The Eastbourne Local Historian The First 50 Years. Issues 1 - 198
Every one of the society's periodicals from Autumn 1970 up to Winter 2020. Fully indexed and fully word searchable PDF Immerse yourself with over 4300 pages of Eastbourne related history. Available in Data Disc or Data Stick format.£30.00 + £2.00 P&P



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FORTHCOMING PUBLICATION

Origins of Eastbourne's Street Names .
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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Get your copy from
Lynne Kealy
10 Fraser Avenue
Eastbourne
BN23 6BD
Tel 01323 641604
or by email at ladybirdkealy@yahoo.co.uk

If possible we would prefer payment by bank transfer rather than cheque to save an unnecessary trip to the bank Details of bank account will be given when placing an order with Lynne. If bank transfer is not possible please ensure that cheques are made payable to the Eastbourne Local History Society. Please ask for rates if you need other than UK second-class postage.