Wobbly Ditches and Splodgy Banks

The next season of excavation at Butts Brow starts on Monday 13th July until 2nd August. The excavation will be socially distanced but visitors are welcome to pop by and find out about the latest discoveries. We will be posting regular updates and live streaming from the site to our social media channels. We willContinue reading “Wobbly Ditches and Splodgy Banks”

Introducing Heritage Eastbourne’s Archaeology Collection

Kelly van Doorn In the past Heritage Eastbourne’s archaeology collection was underused, which is strange given the size of it! We have objects and archives from the St Anne’s Anglo-Saxon cemetery, Eastbourne Urban Medieval Excavation Project (EUMEP), Bullock Down, Beachy Head, Combe Hill, Summerdown, Motcombe… and the list goes on. Archaeology is a valuable resourceContinue reading “Introducing Heritage Eastbourne’s Archaeology Collection”

Happy Volunteering A personal view

Paula, Heritage Eastbourne volunteer December 25th 2011 was a strange day for my family – not Christmas celebrations but sadness.  Our mum passed away unexpectedly that day.  She’d battled Dementia but could not recover from a broken hip as a result of a fall.   I’d left my much loved employment at a local veterinary practiceContinue reading “Happy Volunteering A personal view”

A Past Perspective

Jo Seaman, Heritage Manager Just before the Covid-19 outbreak finally put paid to our ‘normal’ working life, I was able to carry out a small excavation in Motcombe Gardens, the supposed epicentre of modern Eastbourne (and by modern I mean post 1066AD!).  This concentrated on the area around a lump of freestanding masonry in theContinue reading “A Past Perspective”

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