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1. Eastbourne – Eastbourne is a large town, seaside resort and borough in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast of England,19 miles east of Brighton. Eastbourne is immediately to the east of Beachy Head, the highest chalk sea cliff in Great Britain. With a seafront consisting largely of Victorian hotels, a pier and it has a growing population, a broad economic base and is home to companies in a wide range of industries. Though Eastbourne is a new town, there is evidence of human occupation in the area from the Stone Age. The town grew as a fashionable tourist resort largely thanks to prominent landowner, William Cavendish, Cavendish appointed architect Henry Currey to design a street plan for the town, but not before sending him to Europe to draw inspiration. The resulting mix of architecture is typically Victorian and remains a key feature of Eastbourne, as a seaside resort, Eastbourne derives a large and increasing income from tourism, with revenue from traditional seaside attractions augmented by conferences, public events and cultural sightseeing. The other main industries in Eastbourne include trade and retail, healthcare, education, construction, manufacturing, professional scientific, Eastbournes population is growing, between 2001 and 2011 it increased from 89,800 to 99,412. The 2011 census shows that the age of residents has decreased as the town has attracted students, families. An Anglo-Saxon charter, circa 963 AD, describes a landing stage, in 2014 local metal-detectorist Darrin Simpson found a coin minted during the reign of Æthelberht II of East Anglia, in a field near the town. It is believed that the coin may have led to Æthelberhts beheading by Offa of Mercia, as it had been struck as a sign of independence. Describing the coin, Christopher Webb, head of coins at auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb, said, This new discovery is an important and it sold at auction on 11 June for £78,000 (estimate £15,000 to £20,000. Following the Norman conquest, the Hundred of what is now Eastbourne, was held by Robert, Count of Mortain, the Domesday Book lists 28 ploughlands, a church, a watermill, fisheries and salt pans. A charter for a market was granted to Bartholomew de Badlesmere in 1315–16. During the Middle Ages the town was visited by King Henry I, evidence of Eastbournes medieval past can seen in the 12th century Church of St Mary, and the manor house called Bourne Place. In the mid-16th century the house was home to the Burton family and this manor house is owned by the Duke of Devonshire and was extensively remodelled in the early Georgian era when it was renamed Compton Place. It is one of the two Grade I listed buildings in the town, Eastbournes earliest claim as a seaside resort came about following a summer holiday visit by four of King George IIIs children in 1780. Fourteen Martello Towers were constructed along the shore of Pevensey Bay, continuing as far as Tower 73. Between 1805 and 1807, the took place of a fortress known as the Eastbourne Redoubt, which was built as a barracks and storage depot
2. Districts of England – The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. As the structure of government in England is not uniform. Some districts are styled as boroughs, cities, or royal boroughs, these are purely honorific titles, prior to the establishment of districts in the 1890s, the basic unit of local government in England was the parish overseen by the parish church vestry committee. Vestries dealt with the administraction of both parochial and secular governmental matters, parishes were the successors of the manorial system and historically had been grouped into hundreds. Hundreds once exercised some supervising administrative function, however, these powers ebbed away as more and more civic and judicial powers were centred on county towns. From 1834 these parishes were grouped into Poor Law Unions, creating areas for administration of the Poor Law and these areas were later used for census registration and as the basis for sanitary provision. In 1894, based on these earlier subdivisions, the Local Government Act 1894 created urban districts and rural districts as sub-divisions of administrative counties, another reform in 1900 created 28 metropolitan boroughs as sub-divisions of the County of London. Meanwhile, from this date parish-level local government administration was transferred to civil parishes, the setting-down of the current structure of districts in England began in 1965, when Greater London and its 32 London boroughs were created. They are the oldest type of still in use. In 1974, metropolitan counties and non-metropolitan counties were created across the rest of England and were split into metropolitan districts, in London power is now shared again, albeit on a different basis, with the Greater London Authority. During the 1990s a further kind of district was created, the unitary authority, metropolitan boroughs are a subdivision of a metropolitan county. These are similar to unitary authorities, as the county councils were abolished in 1986. Most of the powers of the county councils were devolved to the districts but some services are run by joint boards, the districts typically have populations of 174,000 to 1.1 million. Non-metropolitan districts are second-tier authorities, which share power with county councils and they are subdivisions of shire counties and the most common type of district. These districts typically have populations of 25,000 to 200,000, the number of non-metropolitan districts has varied over time. Initially there were 296, after the creation of unitary authorities in the 1990s and late 2000s and these are single-tier districts which are responsible for running all local services in their areas, combining both county and district functions. They were created in the out of non-metropolitan districts, and often cover large towns. In addition, some of the smaller such as Rutland, Herefordshire
3. East Sussex – East Sussex /ˈsʌsᵻks/ is a county in South East England. It is bordered by the counties of Kent to the north and east, Surrey to the north west and West Sussex to the west, archaeological remains are plentiful, especially in the upland areas. The areas position on the coast has also meant that there were invaders, including the Romans. Earlier industries have included fishing, iron-making, and the trade, all of which have declined. Sussex is traditionally sub-divided into six rapes, from the 12th century the three eastern rapes together and the three western rapes together had separate quarter sessions, with the county town of the three eastern rapes being Lewes. This situation was formalised by Parliament in 1865, and the two parts were made into administrative counties, each with distinct elected county councils in 1889 under the Local Government Act 1888, in East Sussex there were also three self-administered county boroughs, Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings. In 1974 East Sussex was made a non-metropolitan and ceremonial county, at the same time the western boundary was altered, so that the Mid Sussex region was transferred to the county of West Sussex. In 1997, Brighton and Hove became a unitary authority, it was granted city status in 2000. East Sussex is divided into five local government districts, three are larger, rural, districts are, Lewes, Wealden, and Rother. Eastbourne and Hastings are mainly urban areas, the rural districts are further subdivided into civil parishes. To the north lie parallel valleys and ridges, the highest of which is the Weald itself, the sandstones and clays meet the sea at Hastings, the Downs, at Beachy Head. East Sussex, like most counties by the south coast, has an average total of around 1,750 hours of sunshine per year. This is much higher than the UKs average of about 1,340 hours of sunshine a year, the relief of the county reflects the geology. The chalk uplands of the South Downs occupies the coastal strip between Brighton and Eastbourne, there are two river gaps, the Rivers Ouse and Cuckmere. The Seven Sisters, where the Downs meet the sea, are the remnants of dry valleys cut into the chalk, to the east of Beachy Head lie the marshlands of the Pevensey Levels, formerly flooded by the sea but now enclosed within a deposited beach. At Bexhill the land begins to rise again where the sands and clays of the Weald meet the sea, further east are the Pett Levels, more marshland, beyond which is the estuary of the River Rother. On the far side of the estuary are the dunes of Camber Sands, the highest point of the Downs within the county is Ditchling Beacon, at 814 feet, it is termed a Marilyn. The Weald occupies the northern borderlands of the county, between the Downs and Weald is a narrow stretch of lower lying land, many of the rivers and streams occupying this area originate in the Weald
4. John Bodkin Adams – John Bodkin Adams was a British general practitioner, convicted fraudster and suspected serial killer. Between 1946 and 1956, more than 160 of his patients died in suspicious circumstances, of these,132 left him money or items in their wills. He was tried and acquitted for the murder of one patient in 1957, the trial was featured in headlines around the world and was described at the time as one of the greatest murder trials of all time and murder trial of the century. It was also described at the time as unique because, in the words of the judge, the trial had several important legal ramifications. It established the doctrine of double effect, whereby a doctor giving treatment with the aim of relieving pain may, as an unintentional result, shorten life. Secondly, because of the publicity surrounding Adamss committal hearing, the law was changed to allow defendants to ask for such hearings to be held in private. Finally, though a defendant had never required to give evidence in his own defence. Adams was found guilty in a subsequent trial of 13 offences of fraud, lying on cremation forms, obstructing a police search. He was removed from the Medical Register in 1957 and reinstated in 1961 after two failed applications, Scotland Yards files on the case were initially closed to the public for 75 years, and would have remained so until 2033. Following a request by historian Pamela Cullen, special permission was granted in 2003 to reopen the files, Adams was born into a deeply religious family of Plymouth Brethren, an austere Protestant sect of which he remained a member for his entire life. His father, Samuel, was a preacher in the local congregation and he also had a passionate interest in cars, which he would pass on to John. In 1896 Samuel was 39 years old when he married Ellen Bodkin, aged 30, in Randalstown, John was their first son, followed by a brother, William Samuel, in 1903. In 1914 Adamss father died of a stroke, four years later William died in the 1918 influenza pandemic. After attending Coleraine Academical Institution for several years Adams matriculated at Queens University Belfast at the age of 17, there he was seen as a plodder and lone wolf by his lecturers and, partly because of an illness, he missed a year of studies. He graduated in 1921, having failed to qualify for honours, in 1921 surgeon Arthur Rendle Short offered Adams a position as assistant houseman at Bristol Royal Infirmary. He spent a year there but did not prove a success, on Shorts advice, Adams applied for a job as a general practitioner in a Christian practice in Eastbourne. Adams arrived in Eastbourne, Sussex, in 1922, where he lived with his mother and also his cousin, in 1929, he borrowed £2,000 from a patient, William Mawhood, and bought Kent Lodge, an 18-room house in Trinity Trees, a select address. Adams would frequently invite himself to the Mawhoods residence at time, even bringing his mother
5. George Brann – Brann was born in Eastbourne, East Sussex and was educated at Ardingly College, near Haywards Heath, West Sussex, where he spent ten years and represented the school at football. After leaving school he joined the Swifts based in Slough, who in 1890 merged with Slough Albion and Young Mens Friendly Society to form a new club, Slough F. C. who later became Slough Town. Being an amateur, Brann was free to play for more than one club and he made his first appearance for them in a 3–1 defeat against Preston North End on 28 November 1885. In the 1885–86 season he played eight times for Corinthian, in all five forward positions and his first England appearance came at Cathkin Park, Glasgow in a 1–1 draw against Scotland on 27 March 1886 in the British Home Championship. Englands goal was scored by fellow Corinthian Tinsley Lindley, Brann was retained for the next match against Wales two days later, and scored in a 3–1 victory. His Corinthian appearances over the few seasons were fairly infrequent. England were too strong for the Welsh and won 4–1, with each of the other forwards scoring. He made his debut for Sussex against Hampshire in May 1883 although he made little impact scoring a duck as Sussex won by an innings and 42 runs but his career really began in 1885. His highest first class score was 161 against Cambridge University at Hove in 1899, fry opened the two Sussex innings against Middlesex at Lords with partnerships of 135 and 148. In 1892 he enjoyed what was then the distinction of scoring two centuries in a match –105 and 101 against Kent. This had only achieved previously by W. G. Grace and William Lambert. Brann went to Australia in 1887–88 as a member of Arthur Shrewsburys Team, visited South Africa under Walter Read in 1891–92 and his last significant season was 1904, although his final first-class match for Sussex was against Cambridge University in June 1905. In his first-class career, he scored a total of 11,205 runs at an average of 25.69, including twenty-five centuries for Sussex. Standing nearly six feet tall, he was also a fine fielder taking 145 catches during his career, after retiring from cricket he became a good golfer and was secretary to the Home Park Golf Club in Surbiton for twenty years. He was a schoolteacher, teaching at his former school. He died at his home at Surbiton, Surrey, on 14 June 1954, cricketArchive profile George Brann poses at the crease Cricinfo profile England football profile at www. englandfc. com England football profile at www. englandstats. com Corinthian Casuals F. C
6. Angela Carter – Angela Olive Carter-Pearce who published as Angela Carter, was an English novelist, short story writer and journalist, known for her feminist, magical realism, and picaresque works. In 2008, The Times ranked Carter tenth in their list of The 50 greatest British writers since 1945, in 2012, Nights at the Circus was selected as the best ever winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Born Angela Olive Stalker in Eastbourne, in 1940, to Sophia Olive, as a teenager she battled against anorexia. After attending Streatham and Clapham High School, in south London, she work as a journalist on the Croydon Advertiser. Carter attended the University of Bristol where she studied English literature and she married twice, first in 1960 to Paul Carter, divorcing in 1972. She then explored the United States, Asia and Europe, helped by her fluency in French, in 1977, Carter married Mark Pearce, with whom she had one son. In 1979, both The Bloody Chamber, and her essay, The Sadeian Woman and the Ideology of Pornography. In the essay, according to the writer Marina Warner, Carter deconstructs the arguments that underlie The Bloody Chamber and its about desire and its destruction, the self-immolation of women, how women collude and connive with their condition of enslavement. She was much more independent-minded than the traditional feminist of her time, as well as being a prolific writer of fiction, Carter contributed many articles to The Guardian, The Independent and New Statesman, collected in Shaking a Leg. She adapted a number of her stories for radio and wrote two original radio dramas on Richard Dadd and Ronald Firbank. Two of her fictions have been adapted for film, The Company of Wolves and these neglected works, as well as her controversial television documentary, The Holy Family Album, are discussed in Charlotte Crofts book, Anagrams of Desire. Her novel Nights at the Circus won the 1984 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for literature and her last novel, Wise Children, is a surreal wild ride through British theatre and music hall traditions. At the time of her death, Carter had started work on a sequel to Charlotte Brontës Jane Eyre based on the life of Janes stepdaughter, Adèle Varens. Angela Carter died aged 51 in 1992 at her home in London after developing lung cancer, dimovitz, Scott A. Angela Carter, Surrealist, Psychologist, Moral Pornographer. I Was the Subject of the Sentence Written on the Mirror, Angela Carters Short Fiction, lit, Literature Interpretation Theory 21.1, 1-19. Dimovitz, Scott A. Angela Carter’s Narrative Chiasmus, The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman, dimovitz, Scott A. Cartesian Nuts, Rewriting the Platonic Androgyne in Angela Carter’s Japanese Surrealism. FEMSPEC, An Interdisciplinary Feminist Journal,6,2, 15–31, gordon, Edmund The Invention of Angela Carter, A Biography London, Chatto & Windus,2016. Kérchy, Anna, Body-Texts in the Novels of Angela Carter, at Home all was Blood and Feathers, The Werewolf in the Kitchen - Angela Carter and Horror
7. Nelson Victor Carter – Carter was born on 6 April 1887 to Richard Carter, of Hailsham, husband of Kathleen Carter, of 33 Greys Road, Old Town, Eastbourne. His date of birth is stated as the ninth. He was 29 years old, and a sergeant major in the 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. He was awarded the VC for his actions on 30 June 1916 at Boars Head, Richebourg lAvoue, France, during an attack he was in command of the fourth wave of the assault. Under intense shell and machine gun fire he penetrated, with a few men, into the second line. When forced to retire to the enemys first line, he captured a machine gun, finally, after carrying several wounded men into safety, he was himself mortally wounded and died in a few minutes. His conduct throughout the day was magnificent and he was buried in the Royal Irish Rifles Churchyard, Laventie, France in Plot VI. His Victoria Cross is at the Eastbourne Redoubt Museum, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, a blue plaque can be seen on the wall of his home at 33 Greys Road in Eastbourne
8. Lord Frederick Cavendish – Lord Frederick Charles Cavendish PC was an English Liberal politician and protégé of the Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone. Cavendish was appointed Chief Secretary for Ireland in May 1882 but was murdered hours after his arrival in Dublin. From 1859 to 1864 Cavendish was private secretary to Lord Granville and he travelled in the United States during 1859 and 1860, and in Spain in 1860. He was elected to parliament as a Liberal for the Northern Division of the West Riding of Yorkshire,15 July 1865, the event was known as the Phoenix Park Murders. His body being brought to England, was buried in Edensor churchyard, near Chatsworth, on 11 May and she was maid of honour to the Queen. A statue of Cavendish can be found in the plaza behind the hall of Barrow-in-Furness. A window in memory of Cavendish was placed in St Margarets Church, Westminster and his imposing white Carrara marble tomb can be seen in Cartmel Priory, Cumbria. There is also a fountain to him at Bolton Abbey. Leigh Rayments Peerage Pages Lundy, Darryl and this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain, Cavendish, Frederick Charles. Hansard 1803–2005, contributions in Parliament by Lord Frederick Cavendish Portraits of Lord Frederick Cavendish at the National Portrait Gallery, London
9. Charlie Chester – Charlie Chester was an English comedian and TV and radio presenter, broadcasting almost continuously from the 1940s to the 1990s. His style was similar to that of Max Miller, Chester was born Cecil Victor Manser in Eastbourne, Sussex. His first job after leaving education was as an errand boy. Working as a salesman for an embroidery company, Chester realised he had the gift of the gab. Known as Cheerful Charlie Chester, he was known to British audiences in the 1940s from his BBC radio show Stand Easy. This show was adapted for television as The Charlie Chester Show in 1949 and became a standup, frequent cast members included Edwina Carroll, Eric Jeeves Grier, Len Lowe, Deryck Guyler, Len Marten, Arthur Haynes and Frederick Ferrari. A later recurring mini-serial in the show was Whippit Kwik the Cat Burglar, tenor St Clair was replaced by Ferrari, known as The Voice, and for whom Chester wrote the signature song When Love Descended like an Angel. That was in fact the only fragment written, until listeners demands forced him to write a full version so that Ferrari could record it, chesters radio shows included A Proper Charlie and That Man Chester. Another series – which started out as a section of The Charlie Chester Show in 1950 – was the quiz Pot Luck, in 1961, Chester starred in a BBC series called Charlie Chester On Laughter Service, a music and comedy show which visited military bases throughout Britain. Most were co-written by Bernard Botting and Charlie Hart, late in his career, Chester appeared in the Channel 4 television sitcom Never Say Die. In the 1960s he began presenting a show on the BBC Light Programme. 1969 saw the start of his show and then it became his long-running radio show Sunday Soapbox which in later years came from the BBCs Birmingham studios. He opened the programme each week with the introduction With a box full of records, the programme was transmitted on Sunday afternoons until Chester suffered a stroke, after which he could not walk or talk, in November 1995. Its opening and signature tune was called Music To Drive By by Alan Moorhouse and he was the subject of This Is Your Life in 1961 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at the BBC Television Theatre. In 1963 Charlie Chester after being approached by Welsh Casino owner George Alfred James to have his name used as part of a London Clubs rebranding, the Contessa club owned by a Mr. Gazda and Mr. Karini was renamed the Charlie Chester Casino. Chester presented brass band music in a programme started in 1984. In his leisure time he enjoyed painting and he suffered a stroke and died in Twickenham on 26 June 1997 aged 83
10. The Divided – The Divided were a British metal band from Eastbourne that appeared on the live music scene in 2010. The band’s sound incorporates hardcore shouts and screams along with clean vocals accompanied by melodic and heavy riffs, the Divided formed in 2010 after the disbandment of several unsigned bands. Following the release of their debut EP the band received extensive airplay and were featured in national music press Kerrang. In June 2012 the band announced the departure of their drummer, a message from the drummer confirmed he was leaving to pursue fatherhood and establishing Serenity Drums, a bespoke boutique custom drum making business. Shortly after, bassist Laurien Woodgate and Guitarist Alex Prior were also confirmed to have left the band, the band announced the line up change and new members Nathan Cottenham, Ross Anderson and Dave Archer on their Facebook page. The band released their latest single Exister, the first with the new line up on 29 August 2013, the band played their final show in Brighton on 2 March 2014 after announcing their split on their Facebook page. Johnny Lee Weston – vocals Ross Anderson – guitar Sam Hewgill – guitar and vocals Dave Archer – bass Nathan Cottenham – drums Dan ODriscoll – drums Alex Prior – guitar Laurien Woodgate – bass