Stories from the Store – Joan Monica Standing

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, andContinue reading “Stories from the Store – Joan Monica Standing”

Lights, Camera… Projector

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, JackContinue reading “Lights, Camera… Projector”

Stories from the Stores – Sussex After the Bomb

Kelly van Doorn, Heritage Collections Officer Today marks the 62nd anniversary of the unveiling of the Peace Symbol. Originally used in protests against nuclear armament, it is now recognised globally as a symbol of world peace. With the Doomsday Clock teetering on the edge of Midnight’s global catastrophe, nuclear weapons and the threat they poseContinue reading “Stories from the Stores – Sussex After the Bomb”

Happy Birthday to The Story of Eastbourne!

On 16th February, the Story of Eastbourne exhibition will be 1 year old! And what a year it has been – we have seen over 23,000 visitors, recorded lots of new stories of Eastbourne and had outstanding feedback. We opened the exhibition to gather feedback from visitors and to find out whether opening a permanentContinue reading “Happy Birthday to The Story of Eastbourne!”

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