Author: Elizabeth Wright

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Celebrity, Eastbourne, Historic Buildings, History, Sussex

Hans Feibuschj Who will save his paintings?

By Elizabeth Wright Beautiful painted figures once covered all the walls of this shadowy crypt, telling a story held still in time. The flowing artwork embedded... Read more.
Food and Drink, History, Sussex

McDougall’s Flour Mill, East Sussex

By Elizabeth Wright Just north of the market town of Hailsham, East Sussex, on the A271 through Upper Horsebridge, there once stood, on the banks of the river C... Read more.
Animals & Wildlife, Eastbourne, Sussex

THE TERRIBLE TALE OF TEDDY With a happy ending

By Elizabeth Wright When Teddy, our big black and white cat with the mystical green eyes, didn’t appear for his dinner in his Eastbourne home, I knew somethin... Read more.
Coastal, Eastbourne, Historic Buildings, History, Sussex, Uncategorized

Belle Tout – The Beachy Head Lighthouse That Moved

By Elizabeth Wright How do you save an 850 tonne cliff top lighthouse from falling into the sea? In 1999, world wide fame came to Belle Tout, a de-commissioned ... Read more.
Historic Buildings, History, Sussex, Uncategorized

The Sussex Stringtown

By Elizabeth Wright In Sussex, a county with a rich maritime heritage there has always been a demand for ropes for its ships and boats. There is mention in reco... Read more.
Celebrity, History, Sussex

Charlotte Turner-Smith ‘A literary icon of the South Downs’ (1749-1806)

By Elizabeth Wright Charlotte Turner Smith is best known for her poems about Sussex; She also found literary success by weaving parts of her incredible life int... Read more.
Celebrity, Eastbourne, History, Sussex, Uncategorized

Dr. John Bodkin Adams ‘One of the greatest murder trials of all time.’

By Elizabeth Wright On the 19th December 1956, Eastbourne doctor, John Bodkin Adams was charged with the murder of wealthy widow, Edith Alice Morrell. After a t... Read more.
Historic Buildings, History, Sussex, Uncategorized

SUSSEX FOLK KEEP ON TRUGGING

By Elizabeth Wright ‘Willow, willow, bend it true, Here’s a Sussex trug for you. First the chestnut frame you form, Steam it gently, soft and warm. Then ben... Read more.
Animals & Wildlife, Coastal, Eastbourne, Sussex

IT’S A DOG’S LIFE ON THE SUSSEX DOWNS

BY Elizabeth Wright This part of the South Downs, in East Sussex is a paradise for both dogs and their owners. The attractions are obvious – the stark beaut... Read more.
Animals & Wildlife, Eastbourne, History, Sussex, Uncategorized

The Last Shepherd of Beachy Head

By Elizabeth Wright Stephen Blackmore (1833-1920) was described by historian Arthur Broke as, “The last of the old race of Southdown shepherds, a man apart fr... Read more.
Animals & Wildlife, Coastal, Eastbourne, Sussex, Uncategorized

A Game Bird in Langley, Eastbourne

By Elizabeth Wright Her audiences were fascinated as she sat on the back shelf of her owner’s Citroen Estate, looking like a large chicken in fancy  dress. ... Read more.