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The Further Ramblings of an Amateur Genealogist By Sarah Ashley
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This second book of my research blog concentrates on the Green family, specifically when they were in Seaford. It also corrects and sometimes finalises the storys of such people as Cecila Evans,... More > Alexander Paterson and Harriet Bidlake to name but a few. Pedigrees are improved with some lines going back to the 16th and 17th centuries. More distant cousins mean more interesting characters, the best of which was Dougie Coy Byng, the first cabaret artist to have his name in neon lights at the West End. Another distant cousin played cricket against W.G.Grace. Finally, it starts to demonstrate how inter married a small community like Seaford can get and how really, everyone is connected. Six degrees of separation and all that.< Less
Forlorn and Widowed By Rodney Castleden
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The story of Seaford in the French Wars, 1793 to 1815, based on contemporary sources, including historic maps, court books, diaries and newspaper reports of the time. Seaford was a town with two... More > parallel histories. Its status as a member of the Cinque Ports Confederation gave it unusual privileges, such as the right to send two Members to Parliament, and there was no shortage of ambitious politicians who wanted to stand for election here. At the same time, the town stagnated, with a population of just one thousand and only a tenth of those entitled to vote. Most of the inhabitants were poor agricultural workers or fishermen. It is a lively and colourful tale of large-scale corruption in a rotten borough. The book gives character sketches of all the major personalities of the time. 207 pages, 70 black and white illustrations.< Less
On Blatchington Hill By Rodney Castleden
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The story of a small Sussex Downland village is told for the first time. Using a wide range of sources, including historic maps, house histories, old letters and personal reminiscences, the complex... More > history of East Blatchington emerges, with unexpected results. The book reveals how close the village came to extinction in the Black Death, and how the ambition of the last squire led to many of the village's present-day problems. And some extraordinary personalities reappear from the past. What emerges is an unexpectedly rich and colourful picture of an English village that has come close to being forgotten. 309pp, over 90 black and white illustrations.< Less
On Blatchington Beach By Rodney Castleden
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The biography of part of the Sussex coast is told for the first time: the central stretch of Seaford Bay. The coastline of East Blatchington parish is less than a thousand yards long, but it has had... More > a surprisingly rich and dramatic history. In 1545 it was the focus of a startling attack by a huge French fleet. In 1809 it was at the centre of the Seven Ships disaster. Exploring the history of Blatchington beach uncovers the stories of many different people: fishermen, smugglers, wreckers, coastguards, soldiers and sailors, drunkards and heroes, murderers and their victims. The biographies of several little-known figures are revealed, some of whom performed remarkable acts of bravery, saving the lives of strangers in the sea.< Less
The Bird Man of Blatchington By Rodney Castleden
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The Diaries of a Victorian bird-watcher show village life in mid-nineteenth century Sussex in intimate detail. Robert Dennis, the Rector of East Blatchington, was fascinated by birds, and he... More > describes landscapes that were still half-wild - and teeming with birds.< Less
Seascapes in Sussex By Susan Hill
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Beautiful photographs in and around Sussex England. Many are based at either Eastbourne or Seaford in Sussex England. Beautiful boats,waves and seashores. Original photographs.Cliff face,fishing... More > pier,waves breaking,coastal scenery. Calendar week starts Monday.NOTE if you want different country, start dates, or family reminders on calendar feel free to contact the publisher.< Less
Seascapes of Sussex By Susan Hill
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Beautiful photographs in and around Sussex England. Many are based at either Eastbourne or Seaford in Sussex England. Beautiful boats,waves and seashores. Original photographs.NOTE if you want... More > different country, start dates, or family reminders on calendar feel free to contact the publisher.< Less
The Life & Times of Ron Barrett By Ron Barrett
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Ron Barrett lives,now, in Seaford, East Sussex (UK) but was born and brought up in South London before World War II. He records his experiences from childhood through to the near present, relating... More > anecdotes that any of his generation will appreciate and remember - but also providing a resource for those younger who wish to see life in the 30s, 40s, 50s and later through the eyes of someone who was there!< Less
The Life & Times of Ron Barrett By Ron Barrett
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Ron Barrett lives,now, in Seaford, East Sussex (UK) but was born and brought up in South London before World War II. He records his experiences from childhood through to the near present, relating... More > anecdotes that any of his generation will appreciate and remember - but also providing a resource for those younger who wish to see life in the 30s, 40s, 50s and later through the eyes of someone who was there!< Less
Percy Guthrie and The MacLean Kilties By Paul E. Belliveau
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In June 1915, while lying in No. 2 Canadian Stationary Hospital in France recovering from multiple wounds received at the Battle of Festubert, Major Percy Guthrie heard the pipes and drums of a... More > Scottish battalion as it passed on its way to the front and the idea of forming a kilted battalion in his home province of New Brunswick was conceived. This is the story of the political, military, and financial trials and tribulations Percy Guthrie had to overcome to form his all volunteer Highland Battalion in Fredericton, New Brunswick, which became affectionately known as the “MacLean Kilties”. The book details Guthrie’s innovative and imaginative clarion “call to arms” to all those with Scottish roots throughout Canada and in the American New England States. The story unfolds with the Kilties’ transition from an untrained military unit in Fredericton to a highly skilled military battalion in Camp Seaford, England.< Less