Bexhill seafront has recently had a comprehensive facelift. The new look complements the De La Warr Pavilion very nicely. The whole of the promenade from the Pavilion westwards now looks smart and modern.
The pavilion is named after Herbrand Edward Dundonald Brassey Sackville, 9th Earl De La Warr – the man who commissioned the building. Had the original plans been approved it would have looked like this…
What is your earliest memory? For me the earliest is sitting on my granddad’s knee. It’s nothing more than that almost as much a feeling as an image.Â I don’t know how old I was at the time, maybe four or five. I recall nothing of my life before that time, other than what I’ve seen in the family photo album. For my daughter it will be the same, but maybe playing on the beach with her grandma will be one of those memories that stay with her. (Click to enlarge)
The yacht was off Hastings Beach during the Red Arrow performance. The sea was calm enough for the yacht to be reflected, which upon seeing it, I realised that I’ve not often seen. (Click to enlarge)
When we arrived at the beach the weather was sunny but windy. Looking east towards Rye and beyond it was clear that they were getting a good soaking, but there seemed little danger of it moving my way. An hour or so later that changed. I’ve never seen such dark clouds. The front moved slowly but surely our way, so we moved slowly but surely back towards the car. (Click to enlarge)
These were taken with the camera being held an inch or so above the sand, a perspective that most people would never see (unless they were lying on wet sand for some reason). I quite like the way the pictures turned out. (Click to enlarge)