And our very own Pumpkin loving the season.
A beautiful sunny, warm autumn morning saw us heading out to the stunning 15th century moated Herstmonceux Castle, set in a beautiful estate featuring woodland trails, lakes, meadows and themed and formal gardens, including a magic garden with definite echos of Francis Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden).
Built as a luxurious fortified home in the mid 15th century by Sir Roger Fiennes, who had fought at Agincourt with Henry V, it is now owned by Queen’s University in Canada and is their UK campus as well as a visitor centre.
It’s is a magical location and well worth the £8 entrance fee
Eastbourne Airborne made a welcome comeback this year after being cancelled two years running due to Covid.
Airbourne celebrates 28 years of airshow excellence in 2022. Attracting huge crowds, Eastbourne’s International Airshow boasts a 2 mile flying display line along Eastbourne seafront.
Displays for 2022 included the RAF Red Arrows, RAF Typhoon and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
I am lucky enough to live in the town so catch this event every year. It’s an annual event which brings locals, day trippers and holiday makers into Eastbourne and a much welcomed lift to the economy and vibrancy of the town.
Photography by Emily Dudley.
The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show came to the Western Lawns at Eastbourne.
He was part of The E-Festival- Eastbourne’s very own ECO and MUSIC festival held over three fabulous summer days July 29-30-31 across the towns most iconic seafront locations. And what a treat it was. Headlining artists were Toploader, the Symphonic Ibiza Orchestra and of course the Craig Charles ‘Funk & Soul Show’
It was also my first experience of bhangra, from the energetic Bhangra Smash Up; a three piece drumming band based in Birmingham and playing all over the UK. Find them on Facebook and TikTok.
Well done Eastbourne E festival for putting on a high quality, professional event.
Came across this on our Downs walk the other day. Love a bit of local history.
The Big Dig project starts this summer by solving Eastbourne s Stone Age secrets.
And my first experience of an archaeological dig. Slow. But fascinating!
‘The wheat field has …poetry; it is like a memory of something one has once seen. We can only make our pictures speak.’ Vincent Van Gogh