Foyle's War is an excellent TV show from England that Richard and I really enjoy watching. Set during the time period of World War II in England, Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle investigates murders and other crimes. Since it is set in Hastings on the southeast coast, they very often mention the nearby towns of Bexhill and Eastbourne. (I have spoken of both places in some of my posts. Richard's parents live in Eastbourne.) Recently, on the episode entitled "Eagle Day" we were pleased to see that they filmed a scene from the Bandstand in Eastbourne. (It was filmed as if they were in Hastings, but trust me, they were in Eastbourne!)
|Temporary Bandstand set up during renovation while we were there in 2012! See the bandstand behind it, with the blue dome?|
The bandstand is directly opposite the Cavendish Hotel in Eastbourne. The last time we were there, someone pointed out to us that one corner of the hotel looked as if it had been repaired and he either knew or guessed that it had been bombed during World War II.
I found a video about Eastbourne and although I knew that it had been bombed, I had no idea how
heavily it had been hit or how many people had died. I am very familiar with Eastbourne, knowing all the buildings that they show here, yet I had never seen the pictures of the bombings.
|image from wikipedia|