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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

  • Stories from the Store – Joan Monica Standing

    25th Mar 2020 by

    Kelly van Doorn, Heritage Collections Officer Today’s “Story from the Store” is that of Joan Monica Standing, as told to me by a family member. Joan was born on the 28th of May 1923 in Eastbourne, the middle sister of three. She attended Eastbourne High School until 1939 and soon went on to train, and… Read more

  • Lights, Camera… Projector

    11th Mar 2020 by

    Eastbourne has been home to many pioneering people, as well some of the inventions they have created. To celebrate British Science Week, we wanted to find out more about The Burville 16mm Sound Projector and the people behind its curtain (so to speak). It was designed and manufactured by Leslie Arthur Burville, Tommy Wilson, Jack… Read more

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