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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

  • Revealing a refugee’s story

    28th Sep 2020 by

    Kasey This post was originally written in 2016 At Heritage Eastbourne we all have a passion for discovering and sharing stories about Eastbourne’s past. It’s really exciting to come across objects that illumine human experiences at different times in history. One in particular moved us greatly last week. We spend some of our time going through boxes… 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

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