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2011 Census Information


In the 2011 census the population of Eastbourne was 99,412 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males. The average age of people in Eastbourne is 43, while the median age is also 43. 85.2% of people living in Eastbourne were born in England. Other top answers ...

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Useful Telephone Numbers


This is a list of useful telephone numbers for the Eastbourne and East Sussex area. Please report any changes to these numbers from the contact page. Transport Eastbourne Buses – 01323 416416 Stagecoach Coastline – 01903 237661 P&O Stenna Line (Newhaven-Dieppe or Dover-Calais) – 0990 980980 Hoverspeed Ltd – 0870 5240241 ...

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Local Information


Eastbourne is a stylish and elegant Victorian resort, featuring eight miles of coastline sheltered by national beauty spot downland – a great setting to enjoy a fantastic variety of activities, pursuits and top class events. The classic parade of Victorian hotels overlooks exquisite floral displays along the seafront.” From Eastbourne ...

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A list of hotels, Guest Houses and Campsites in Eastbourne.   Adrian House Private Hotel, 24 Selwyn Road. Tel: 720372 Afton Hotel, 2-6 Cavendish Place. Tel: 733162 Albany Hotel The, Grand Parade. Tel: 722788 Alexandra Hotel, King Edwards Parade. Tel: 720131 Alfriston Hotel, 16 Lushington Road. Tel: 725640 Alscot The, ...

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Road:  The main approach from London is the A22 and from the Channel Ports of Newhaven or Dover, the A259. The Brighton by-pass, the A27, provides a good journey from the West, while the M23/A23 and onto the A27 makes an alternative route from the M25. Road users travelling from ...

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1945 – Today


World War II devastated Eastbourne. The town was used to house evacuees at the beginning of the war but itself became an evacuated area in 1940 following German airforce attacks. Nearly 5,000 bombs fell on the town, killing or injuring over 1,000 people, destroying 475 houses and damaging 11,000 others. ...

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1849 – 1945


By the mid 19th century most of Eastbourne belonged to two major landowners. The Gildredge share of land passed to the Gilbert family and the Cavendish family inherited the Burton share. The Selwyn share of land likewise later passed to these two and by 1850 they owned 80% of Eastbourne. ...

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500BC – 1849AD


Eastbourne has only existed for about 150 years. The origins of the town dates back to about 500BC when the Celts first settled on the Eastbourne side of the South Downs. In 410AD Saxon invaders settled around the stream or ‘burne’ which still rises in Motcombe Gardens and gave the ...

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A chronological history of Eastbourne 1690  On 30th June the English and Dutch navies were unsuccessful as they fought the French off Beachy Head 1724 Bourne Place was bought by Hon. Spencer Compton which later became known as Compton Place 1747  The prize ship ‘Nympha Americana’ was wrecked off Beachy ...

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