Eastbourne Local History Society

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The Eastbourne Local History Society was founded in 1970. It is a charitable, not-for-profit organization whose objective is the pursuit and encouragement of an active interest in the study of the history of Eastbourne and its immediate environs and the dissemination of the outcome of such studies.[1][2]As the major landowner, the Cavendish family has had strong connections with Eastbourne since the 18th century. The current President of the Society is William Earl of Burlington.


Containing over 1500 articles about the history of Eastbourne, the Society's indexed journal, The Eastbourne Local Historian, is the major historical resource for the town and has been published quarterly since its inception in 1970.[3] Over the years, the Society has published various books about the history of Eastbourne, seven of which are currently in print.


  1. ^ Eastbourne Local History Society, retrieved 11 February 2010 
  2. ^ Local history societies in Sussex, The Local History Press Ltd, retrieved 11 February 2010 
  3. ^ Local Resources, Eastbourne Borough Council, retrieved 11 February 2010