History: In 1066, as the “long-haired star” of Halley’s Comet blazed through the skies above England, William the bastard of Normandy mustered an invasion fleet off the coast of Normandy. At the end of summer he set sail — around 700 ships containing perhaps as many as 7,000 men landing at Pevensey Bay in Sussex on either September 28 or 29.
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Features: I have just scaned in a large number of slides featuring Newhaven, East Sussex in the 1970's showing the harbour, the construction of the new swing bridge, removal of the old swing bridge and the building and launching of the Sovereign light tower, together with the Newhaven - Dieppe ferries. I will be adding content over the next few weeks.
Updates: Having recently visited the bay, I find the place full of deserted shops and very run down, however trying to get anyone interested in publicising the bay is impossible, perhaps this is part of a long term plan to run down and abandon the area.
01/03/2014 - Sea Defences & Beach Work
15/02/2013 - Revamp of pages - Onging work
12/02/2013 - Added local author - Anne Ullah
01/01/2013 - Live shipping traffic map
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