Coming from the sunshine coast of Southern England
The Western Parades (2.42 mins)
Probably the most ambitious and expensive project undertaken by the Duke of Devonshire, the Western
Parades were designed by Henry Currey in his 1872 development plan and commenced in 1878. It
required the removal of some 400,000 cubic yards of chalk, which were transported and used in the
foundation of the roads and buildings at the east end of the town.
Sovereign Harbour (1.33 mins)
The eastern end of the promenade used to terminate at a vast area of shingle known as the Crumbles,
which spread across the beach land to neighbouring Pevensey Bay. Following the approval of the
Eastbourne Harbour Act 1980 & 1988 in Parliament, work started on the construction of the largest
composite marina in the UK, a massive undertaking opened in 1993.
Hampden Park (2.30 mins)
The park itself was originally a decoy pond on part of Freeman -Thomas’s Ratton estate. In 1898, it was
offered to the Eastbourne Council, 82 acres of land for the sum of £3,000, with a provision that a road
would be built linking Willingdon with Eastbourne, to be called King’s Drive.
Beachy Head (3.41 mins)
Beachy Head is the highest cliff on the South Coast of Britain. At 575 feet above sea level, it offers
breath-taking views across the countryside. On a clear day one can see Dungeness in the east, and
the Isle of Wight in the west.