A TOPOGRAPHICAL TOUE ROUND THE TOWN, WITH ANECDOTES.
The Sea Houses.
Marine Parade.—Round House.—Field House.—Houses built during the Crimean War.—Gowland's Library.—Its antiquity and early tenants.—Captain L. K. Willard.—The Albion Hotel before it became an hotel.—The Earl of Ashbumham.—Anecdotes of.—Sea Beach House.—The Yacht Cygnet.—Abolished Coastguard Station.—War Department property.—The two Miss Gordons.—The Great Redoubt.—Royal Parade Sea Wall.—Grievances of the Fishermen.— Proposed Harbour.—Martello Towers.—Collier Ships. 42—51
ROYAL AND DISTINGUISHED VISITORS.
Children of George III.—Foreign Princes and Princesses.—Visits by the Duke of Cambridge.—Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse.—Grand Duke and Duchess of Baden.—Princess Christian and the " Alice Hospital".—Opening of the Hospital by the Prince and Princess of Wales.—Street Decorations.— Tea Party at Compton Place.—Satirical publications respecting the visit.—Visit of the Marchioness of Lome.—Suppressed anecdote.—Visit of the Duchess of Albany.—Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales.—Distinguished Russian, Chinese, and French Visitors, and others.—Astronomical, Political, and Ecclesiastical Visitors, with notes and anecdotes as to some of them. 52—68
MILITARY AND NAVAL EPISODES.
The Author's interest in military matters.—Anecdote of the first Duke of Cambridge.—Troops quartered at East-Bourne during the Crimean War.— Sussex Artillery Militia.—Norfolk Artillery Militia.—The De La Warr Family. —The Volunteer Movement.—The East-Bourne Rifles.—The Sussex Artillery Volunteers.—The Sussex Engineer Volunteers.—Visits of the second Duke of Cambridge for Artillery Experiments.—Anthony's Hill.—Lord Wolseley.— "Old Boney."—Shipwreck in 1849.—Loss of the Dalhousie in 1853.—Wreck of the Oannet in 1882.—Naval Reviews at Portsmouth. 69...85
COMPANIES, SOCIETIES, INSTITUTIONS.
Literary Institution.—Coal and Clothing Society.—Blanket Loan Society. —Coal Company.—Church Institute.—Mutual Improvement Society.—A celebrated Shakespeare Reading.—Charity Organisation Society.—East-Bourne Choral Society.—Purcell Glee Society.—Devonshire Club.—"House of Commons." —Its Sessional Dinners.—Reflections on its usefulness.—Regrtts at its discontinuance. 86—97
CANDLES, GAS, AND WATER.
Old-fashioned lighting arrangements.—Rushlights.—Tallow Candles.—Wax Candles.—Various Oils.—Candlesticks and Snuffers.—Formation of the Gas Company.—Its first Officials.—Its remarkable prosperity.—Street Lighting.— Meter Lamps.—Local Acts of Parliament.—The Water Supply. 98— 1 o 1