Eastbourne Memories - A Victorian Perspective

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Contents.                              xi
CHAPTEE IX. LAW, POLICE, MEDICAL.
Police arrangements in 1851.—Names of the Magistrates.—Major N. Willard.—Mr. E. J. Graham.—Magistrates' Clerks.—Where Sittings were held.—The status of a Mayor.—The first Borough Bench.—Anecdote of a Golf Player.—High Constables and Parish Constables.—Modern Police.—Local Law suits.— Celebrated Crimes.—Crime rare in East-Bourne.—Local Medical Men-—Formerly few in number, with little to do.—Now numerous, but still with no. much to do.—Dr. D. J. Hall.—Mr. E. Colgate.—Dr. G. A. Jeffery. 102—no
CHAPTEE X.
LITEEATUEE, SCIENCE, AND AET.
Local Newspapers.—Old East-Boume Guides.—Local Authors.—E M. Caldecott.—W. Brodie.—Lady Catherine Long.—Distinguished Visitors.— Astronomical Observatories.—Natural History Society.—Prominent members of the Society.—Loan Exhibitions.—Old Maps of the Parish.—Professor Huxley.—The Herschel Family.—J. H. Mortimer.—Arts and Industries Society.—Shakespearian and other Eeadings.                                        in—121
CHAPTEE XI.
EAILWAYS AND TEAVELLING.
Travelling to East-Bourne in the "Forties."—The last Coach.—Opening of the Bailway to Lewes.—To Hastings.—To East-Bourne and Hailsham.— Eailway Stations.—The Market.—Proposed Eailway from Battle.—Proposed Eailways from London by Lewes and Brighton and their effect on East-Bourne. —New lines in the year 1864.—The " Ouse Valley" Line.—The "Surrey and Sussex" Line.—The " Tunbridge Wells and East-Bourne Line".—Obstruc­tive policy of the Brighton Company.—Mr. J. P. Knight.—The Willingdon Spur Line.—Mr. G. A. Wallis as a Eailway Promoter.—Proposed Line to Birling Gap and Seaford.—Eailway Accidents.—In Clayton Tunnel, 1861.— At Mayfield, 1897.—Through Trains from the North of England.—Bournemouth and Through Trains.—History of their introduction into East-Bourne.—The proposed Tramway to Pevensey.— A Sensational Train.                      122—143
CHAPTEE XII. GAMES AND SPOETS.
Early Cricket at Easi>Bourne.—Cricket at Brighton.—Cricket at East-Bourne in the "Sixties".—Cricket at Compton Place.—Curious coincidences on a P. and O. Steamer.—Origin of the Devonshire Park.—Stool-Ball.—Point-to-Point Eaces.—Eaces at Beachy Head.—Fox Hounds.—Harriers.—First Eegatta.— Pedestrian Feat.—Golf.—"Spelling-Bees."—"Living Chess."— "Book-Teas."
'44—155 CHAPTEE XIII. ECCLESIASTICAL.
General.—Church Eates.—Sunday Bands.—Visits of the Diocesan Con­ference.—The Parish Church.—Its Eestoration.—Distinguished Preachers.— Anecdotes of and by the Eev. T. Pitman.—Tithe Commutation.—Dr. Brodie.— Clerical Vestments in the "Fifties."—The Pitman Institute.—St. Michael's
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