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  • Welcome to our blog

    1st Aug 2019 by

    Everyone leaves behind traces of their lives; a worn step, a scratched mark in a church wall, a lost button, a forgotten letter. Using these physical traces we recreate past lives and tell lost stories of the people of Eastbourne.   By making tangible links to real people, by walking the same ground, learning through… Read more

  • Butts Brow Excavation … A few weeks later

    28th Aug 2020 by

    Jo Seaman Writing this post a few weeks after we finished our Community Excavation at Butts Brow has given me time to reflect on 3 weeks of fieldwork at a site of National importance on the Downs above Eastbourne (or more correctly Willingdon…or Ratton…or Jevington depending on where you are.) The project was, like everything… Read more

  • From Sussex to Passchendaele and back again

    21st Aug 2020 by

    Kelly van Doorn “A plate of porridge, 2 cups of tea, bacon, bread, butter… cup of cocoa, steak and chips… Roast beef, roast potatoes, cabbage, carrots, cup of tea… 2 [more] cups of tea, bread, butter, pancakes or jam tart… cold beef… cup of cocoa”. This is what Private Frederick Unsted of the Royal Sussex… Read more

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