The then and now image above shows the 9th Hampshire Cyclists Regiment preparing for parade on Sea Road next to West Marina Gardens. The original photograph appeared in the Hastings and St Leonards Pictorial Advertiser in May 1915. The Cyclists Brigade were posted to India in 1916, then transferred to Russia, spending time in Vladivostok and Siberia. A more complete history can be read here.
The two photographs used to create the image are below. You can view the top image full size on my Flickr page by clicking on it.
This image is part ofÂ a continuing series of Then and Now images Iâ€™ve created for East Sussex Councilâ€™sWorld War 1 commemoration website. The website is focussed on the contribution that the men and women of East Sussex made towards the war effort.