Hailsham Through Time (Paperback)

Hailsham Historical Society


Hailsham, the largest of the main towns in the Wealden area of East Sussex, is an inviting market town, rich in industrial and agricultural history. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the town was a centre of tanning and leatherwork. Granted a Market Charter in 1252 by Henry III, this town has a long and varied heritage. Today, the weekly livestock markets, the monthly farmers' market and the smaller stall-based markets continue to operate in the town, serving the wider rural population also. St Mary's church, built between 1425 and 1450, also remains today, and in 2012 Hailsham Market was saved from development after the freehold of the site in Market Street was purchased, ending over a decade of uncertainty and strife regarding the future of the market. Although much has stayed the same in Hailsham, many areas have changed through time. The Hailsham Board School on Battle Road, which was built in 1878, is now Hailsham Community College and Victoria Gate now stands in the place of Austens gun shop, which burnt down in 1894. In this volume, the members of Hailsham Historical Society provide readers with an insight into the history of the area, and show what life was like for past residents through this fascinating selection of old and modern photographs.

Product Details

  • Product code: APLBC
  • ISBN: 9781445637662
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 16.8cm x 23.4cm
  • Pages: 96
  • Publish date: Thu Oct 15 00:00:00 BST 2015
  • Book points: 13


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