Breakfast Meeting with Peter Austin from the Eastbourne Civilian War Memorial Trust
Between the summer of 1940 and spring 1944 there were 98 bombing raids on Eastbourne, 671 high explosives were dropped and there were 3,625 incendiaries. After the war, we had the dubious honour of being recognised as the most bombed town on the South Coast.
Of the civilian casualties – numbering over 1,100 – 180 people died, 443 were seriously injured, 475 houses were destroyed and 1,000 seriously damaged. Many town centre businesses were damaged or destroyed including Caffyns and Brufords, and a number of seafront hotels were also hit.
Planning permission has been granted for a permanent memorial to be placed at the Wish Tower. The Eastbourne Civilian War Memorial Trust has already received over £30,000 in donations, which will enable a start on the project, but another £45,000 will be required to carry it through to completion.
Peter Austin – well known within our town – will be talking about the plans for the memorial, why it is important, and what we can do to help.
Breakfast is just £10 and includes your choice of a Continental or Full English Breakfast (bacon, sausage, fried egg, beans, mushrooms and tomato), as well as an opportunity to network and showcase your business.
If you would like any changes to the breakfast – you must inform us in advance so we can notify the hotel.
Come along on Tuesday’s breakfast to find out more!
- Date: 16/01/2018
- Time: 7:00 am-9:00 am
- Location: Hydro Hotel
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