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James Brunker | Sea Fishing on the East Sussex Coast

Sea Fishing on the East Sussex Coast

A group of friends enjoy a fine summer day's beachcasting from the shingle beaches at St Leonards on Sea (between Hastings and Bexhill) on the south coast. The headland in the background is Galley Hill, which gives fine views along this stretch of coast.
James Brunker | Fisherman Returning Home Hastings East Sussex

Fisherman Returning Home Hastings East Sussex

A fisherman returning home at Hastings, East Sussex. Hastings is home to one of Britain's oldest fishing fleets and the largest beach (as opposed to harbour) based fishing fleet in Europe. Boats are hauled up the beach by cables and winches. Here the fisherman is dragging wooden blocks which protect the keel from behind his boat to the front as it slowly moves up the beach.
James Brunker | Traditional Fishing Boat and Historic Net Shops Hastings

Traditional Fishing Boat and Historic Net Shops Hastings

A detail of one of the small wooden trawlers that used to make up most of the fishing fleet in Hastings, East Sussex. Hastings is home to one of Britain's oldest fishing fleets and the largest beach (as opposed to harbour) based fishing fleet in Europe. In the background is the East Cliff Lift which opened in 1903 and is the steepest funicular railway in the UK.
James Brunker | Beachy Head Lighthouse East Sussex

Beachy Head Lighthouse East Sussex

Beachy Head lighthouse (just offshore from the headland of the same name) entered service in 1902 and was manually operated until 1983, it is now automated. It was built to replace an older clifftop lighthouse at Belle Tout just down the coast which was often invisible to shops in foggy conditions.
James Brunker | Beachy Head Lighthouse East Sussex

Beachy Head Lighthouse East Sussex

Beachy Head lighthouse (just offshore from the headland of the same name) entered service in 1902 and was manually operated until 1983, it is now automated. It was built to replace an older clifftop lighthouse at Belle Tout which was often invisible to shops in foggy conditions and has since been moved inland out of reach of cliff falls.
James Brunker | White Cliffs At Beachy Head East Sussex

White Cliffs At Beachy Head East Sussex

Beachy Head near Eastbourne in East Sussex is 162m / 531ft high and the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain. The South Downs Way and other footpaths in the area offer plenty of superb hiking and coastal scenery. The name has nothing to do with beaches but is a corruption of the old French names Beauchef and Beaucheif which mean "beautiful head(land)". The lighthouse entered service in 1902 and was manually operated until 1983, it is now automatic.
James Brunker | Beachy Head Headland East Sussex

Beachy Head Headland East Sussex

Beachy Head near Eastbourne in East Sussex is 162m / 531ft high and the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain. The South Downs Way and other footpaths in the area offer plenty of superb hiking and coastal scenery. The name has nothing to do with beaches but is a corruption of the old French names Beauchef and Beaucheif which mean "beautiful head(land)". The lighthouse entered service in 1902 and was manually operated until 1983, it is now automatic.
James Brunker | Chalk Cliffs at Beachy Head and Lighthouse East Sussex

Chalk Cliffs at Beachy Head and Lighthouse East Sussex

Beachy Head near Eastbourne in East Sussex is 162m / 531ft high and the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain. The South Downs Way and other footpaths in the area offer plenty of superb hiking and coastal scenery. The name has nothing to do with beaches but is a corruption of the old French names Beauchef and Beaucheif which mean "beautiful head(land)". The lighthouse entered service in 1902 and was manually operated until 1983, it is now automatic.
James Brunker | Our Lady of Hastings Wooden Fishing Boat

Our Lady of Hastings Wooden Fishing Boat

This is a typical example of the small wooden trawlers that used to make up most of the fishing fleet in Hastings, East Sussex. Hastings is home to one of Britain's oldest fishing fleets and the largest beach (as opposed to harbour) based fishing fleet in Europe. In the background is the East Cliff Lift which opened in 1903 and is the steepest funicular railway in the UK.
James Brunker | Traditional Fishing Boat and Historic Net Shops Hastings

Traditional Fishing Boat and Historic Net Shops Hastings

These small wooden trawlers used to make up most of the fishing fleet in Hastings, East Sussex. Hastings is home to one of Britain's oldest fishing fleets and the largest beach (as opposed to harbour) based fishing fleet in Europe. The black timber buildings are net shops, built in the the early 19th century and unique to Hastings. They were used to store nets and gear rather than for hanging nets up to dry (they have several floors inside). At the time they were built there was very limited space on the shingle beach for buildings, hence the the tall thin design.
James Brunker | Beachy Head Lighthouse and Chalk Headlands East Sussex

Beachy Head Lighthouse and Chalk Headlands East Sussex

A view looking west along the South Downs Way towards Beachy Head in East Sussex. The white chalk cliffs of the Sussex coast offer some of the finest coastal scenery in the UK and are now part of the South Downs National Park. The South Downs Way is just one of many paths that offer plenty of hiking routes to explore the area. Beachy Head's lighthouse entered service in 1902 and was manually operated until 1983, it is now automatic.
James Brunker | Walking the South Downs Way Towards Beachy Head East Sussex

Walking the South Downs Way Towards Beachy Head East Sussex

A group of hikers heading west along the South Downs Way from Birling Gap towards Beachy Head in East Sussex. The white chalk cliffs of the Sussex coast offer some of the finest coastal scenery in the UK and are now part of the South Downs National Park. The South Downs Way is just one of many paths that offer plenty of hiking routes to explore the area. Beachy Head's lighthouse entered service in 1902 and was manually operated until 1983, it is now automatic.
James Brunker | Sheer Chalk Cliffs near Beachy Head Lighthouse East Sussex

Sheer Chalk Cliffs near Beachy Head Lighthouse East Sussex

A view of one of several dramatic headlands to the west of Beachy Head in East Sussex. The white chalk cliffs of the Sussex coast offer some of the finest coastal scenery in the UK and are now part of the South Downs National Park. The soft rock is vulnerable to erosion and rockfalls are common, you can clearly see where a rectangular slab has collapsed at the bottom of this cliff. Beachy Head's lighthouse entered service in 1902 and was manually operated until 1983, it is now automatic.
James Brunker | Sailing Past Beachy Head Lighthouse East Sussex

Sailing Past Beachy Head Lighthouse East Sussex

A sailing boat passing the Beachy Head lighthouse and nearby chalk headlands in East Sussex. The white chalk cliffs of the Sussex coast offer some of the finest coastal scenery in the UK and are now part of the South Downs National Park. Beachy Head's lighthouse entered service in 1902 and was manually operated until 1983, it is now automatic.
James Brunker | The House at Pooh Corner Hartfield East Sussex

The House at Pooh Corner Hartfield East Sussex

The picturesque village of Hartfield lies near the northern part of Ashdown Forest, East Sussex. Author A A Milne lived in a farm near here and his famous Winnie the Pooh books were set on the Forest. Hartfield has become the centre of the Winnie the Pooh tourist industy and The House at Pooh Corner the main souvenir shop.
James Brunker | Pooh Corner Sign Hartfield East Sussex

Pooh Corner Sign Hartfield East Sussex

The picturesque village of Hartfield lies near the northern part of Ashdown Forest, East Sussex. Author A A Milne lived in a farm near here and his famous Winnie the Pooh books were set on the Forest. Hartfield has become the centre of the Winnie the Pooh tourist industy and The House at Pooh Corner the main souvenir shop.
James Brunker | Gorse and Bracken Ashdown Forest East Sussex

Gorse and Bracken Ashdown Forest East Sussex

Gorse bushes in full bloom in early spring on Ashdown Forest, East Sussex. This beautiful wilderness area has been described as "Scotland in Sussex" on account of its barren heath and upland habitats which are unusual in southeast England. The area has a Site of Special Scientific Interest designation and is famous for being the setting for the Winnie the Pook books by A A Milne.
James Brunker | Martello Tower Seaford East Sussex

Martello Tower Seaford East Sussex

A view of the martello tower at Seaford, East Sussex. It was one of many such towers were built along the south coast at the start of the 19th century during the Napoleonic Wars. This is the most westerly of the towers and is numbered Tower 74, today it is a museum. A black and white version of this image is also available, please message if you would prefer a print in monochrome!
James Brunker | Seaford Head Chalk Headland East Sussex

Seaford Head Chalk Headland East Sussex

Golden late afternoon light on the white cliffs of Seaford Head, to the east of the town of Seaford in East Sussex. It is the westernmost of the chalk headlands that are part of the Seaford to Beachy Head Site of Special Scientific Interest, which also includes the famous Seven Sisters. A black and white version of this image is also available, please message if you would prefer a print in monochrome!
James Brunker | White Cliffs At Seaford Head East Sussex

White Cliffs At Seaford Head East Sussex

Golden late afternoon light on the white cliffs of Seaford Head, to the east of the town of Seaford in East Sussex. It is the westernmost of the chalk headlands that are part of the Seaford to Beachy Head Site of Special Scientific Interest, which also includes the famous Seven Sisters. A black and white version of this image is also available, please message if you would prefer a print in monochrome!
James Brunker | Beach Huts on Sea Front Seaford East Sussex

Beach Huts on Sea Front Seaford East Sussex

Colourful beach huts on the sea front at Seaford, East Sussex on a winter's day. Seaford used to be an important port in the Middle Ages, continual silting up its harbour and raids by French pirates led to its decline. With the building of the railway to Lewes connecting it to London in the 19th century it became a popular seaside resort.
James Brunker | Beach Huts on Sea Front Seaford East Sussex

Beach Huts on Sea Front Seaford East Sussex

Colourful beach huts on the sea front at Seaford, East Sussex. Seaford used to be an important port in the Middle Ages, when a railway to Lewes was built in the 19th century connecting it to London it became a popular seaside resort. Beach huts are thought to have evolved from the bathing machines of the Victorian times period. They come in all sorts of designs and colours, it's thought there are around 20,000 in the UK in total.
James Brunker | Brightly Coloured Beach Huts Seaford East Sussex

Brightly Coloured Beach Huts Seaford East Sussex

Colourful beach huts on the sea front at Seaford, East Sussex. Seaford used to be an important port in the Middle Ages, when a railway to Lewes was built in the 19th century connecting it to London it became a popular seaside resort. Beach huts are thought to have evolved from the bathing machines of the Victorian times period. They come in all sorts of designs and colours, it's thought there are around 20,000 in the UK in total.
James Brunker | Learning to Ride Seaford East Sussex

Learning to Ride Seaford East Sussex

A young girl struggles to ride her bike against a strong wind next to beach huts on the promenade at Seaford, East Sussex. Seaford used to be an important port in the Middle Ages; when a railway to Lewes was built in the 19th century connecting it to London it became a popular seaside resort. Beach huts are thought to have evolved from the bathing machines of the Victorian times period. They come in all sorts of designs and colours, it's thought there are around 20,000 in the UK in total.
James Brunker | Our Lady Hastings East Sussex

Our Lady Hastings East Sussex

A detail of the wooden name plate of a disused fishing boat at Hastings, East Sussex. Hastings is home to one of Britain's oldest fishing fleets and the largest beach (as opposed to harbour) based fishing fleet in Europe.
James Brunker | Fishing Boats on The Stade Hastings East Sussex

Fishing Boats on The Stade Hastings East Sussex

Fishing boats lined up on the beach at Hastings, East Sussex. Hastings is home to one of Britain's oldest fishing fleets and the largest beach (as opposed to harbour) based fishing fleet in Europe. Boats are hauled up the beach by cables and winches.
James Brunker | Fishing Boats on the beach Hastings East Sussex

Fishing Boats on the beach Hastings East Sussex

Fishing boats lined up on the beach at Hastings, East Sussex. Hastings is home to one of Britain's oldest fishing fleets and the largest beach (as opposed to harbour) based fishing fleet in Europe.
James Brunker | Lifeboat Station Hastings East Sussex

Lifeboat Station Hastings East Sussex

There has been a Lifeboat Station at Hastings, East Sussex since 1858. The current boathouse, which is next to the area of beach used by the local fishing fleet, was built in 1995.
James Brunker | Lifeboat Station and fishing boat Hastings

Lifeboat Station and fishing boat Hastings

There has been a Lifeboat Station at Hastings, East Sussex since 1858. The current boathouse, which is next to the area of beach used by the local fishing fleet, was built in 1995.
James Brunker | Fishing boat and Lifeboat Station Hastings

Fishing boat and Lifeboat Station Hastings

There has been a Lifeboat Station at Hastings, East Sussex since 1858. The current boathouse, which is next to the area of beach used by the local fishing fleet, was built in 1995.
James Brunker | Firle Tower East Sussex

Firle Tower East Sussex

A view of Firle Tower and the surrounding countryside at the foot of the South Downs hills in East Sussex. The tower is a listed building and was built in 1819 by the landowner (the Third Viscount Gage) as a game-keepers cottage. It was located on a low hill, which allowed the game-keeper to signal to the keeper of a nearby deer park at Ringmer (which wasalso on Lord Gage's estate).
James Brunker | Lifeboat Station black and white Hastings

Lifeboat Station black and white Hastings

There has been a Lifeboat Station at Hastings, East Sussex since 1858. The current boathouse, which is next to the area of beach used by the local fishing fleet, was built in 1995.
James Brunker | Walk on The Stade Hastings East Sussex

Walk on The Stade Hastings East Sussex

A lady waits for her dog next to a fishing boat on The Stade at Hastings, East Sussex. Hastings is home to one of Britain's oldest fishing fleets and the largest beach (as opposed to harbour) based fishing fleet in Europe. One of the harbour walls (built to provide calmer waters for boats to land on the beach) can be seen in the background
James Brunker | Fishing boats in black and white Hastings

Fishing boats in black and white Hastings

A black and white shot of fishing boats on The Stade at Hastings, East Sussex. Hastings is home to one of Britain's oldest fishing fleets and the largest beach (as opposed to harbour) based fishing fleet in Europe.
James Brunker | Old wooden fishing boat Hastings

Old wooden fishing boat Hastings

An old wooden fishing boat that is now out of service on The Stade at Hastings, East Sussex. Hastings is home to one of Britain's oldest fishing fleets and the largest beach (as opposed to harbour) based fishing fleet in Europe.
James Brunker | Seaford Head Black and White East Sussex

Seaford Head Black and White East Sussex

A black and white image of the white cliffs of Seaford Head, to the east of the town of Seaford in East Sussex. It is the westernmost of the chalk headlands that are part of the Seaford to Beachy Head Site of Special Scientific Interest, which also includes the famous Seven Sisters. A colour version of this image is also available, please message if interested!
James Brunker | Martello Tower Black and White Seaford East Sussex

Martello Tower Black and White Seaford East Sussex

A black and white shot of the martello tower at Seaford, East Sussex. It was one of many such towers were built along the south coast at the start of the 19th century during the Napoleonic Wars. This is the most westerly of the towers and is numbered Tower 74, today it is a museum. A colour version of this image is also available, please message if interested!
James Brunker | Martello Tower Black and White Seaford East Sussex

Martello Tower Black and White Seaford East Sussex

A black and white shot of the martello tower at Seaford, East Sussex. It was one of many such towers were built along the south coast at the start of the 19th century during the Napoleonic Wars. This is the most westerly of the towers and is numbered Tower 74, today it is a museum. A colour version of this image is also available, please message if interested!
James Brunker | Windswept Blackthorn Tree Black and White

Windswept Blackthorn Tree Black and White

A blackthorn or sloe (Prunus spinosa) tree on the South Downs in East Sussex bent over by prevailing winds. It is common across Europe, its small, black fruit is commonly used to make sloe gin in England, pacharan in the Navarre area of Spain and other alcoholic drinks in other countries. If picked after the first frosts (or frozen after picking, to reduce the bitterness) the fruit can also be used to make jams.
James Brunker | Windswept Blackthorn Tree in Winter

Windswept Blackthorn Tree in Winter

A blackthorn or sloe (Prunus spinosa) tree on the South Downs in East Sussex bent over by prevailing winds. It is common across Europe, its small, black fruit is commonly used to make sloe gin in England, pacharan in the Navarre area of Spain and other alcoholic drinks in other countries. If picked after the first frosts (or frozen after picking, to reduce the bitterness) the fruit can also be used to make jams.
James Brunker | Firle church and village East Sussex

Firle church and village East Sussex

A view of St Peter's church and village of Firle at the foot of the South Downs in East Sussex, , with part of Firle Park in the background. The church dates from the 13th and 14th centuries. The village lies within the boundaries of the South Downs National Park.
James Brunker | St Mary the Virgin Church Hartfield East Sussex

St Mary the Virgin Church Hartfield East Sussex

The picturesque village of Hartfield lies near the northern part of Ashdown Forest, East Sussex. Its parish church dedicated to St Mary the Virgin mostly dates from the 13th century; its tall narrow spire is a distinctive landmark in the area.
James Brunker | St Mary the Virgin Church Hartfield East Sussex

St Mary the Virgin Church Hartfield East Sussex

The picturesque village of Hartfield lies near the northern part of Ashdown Forest, East Sussex. Its parish church dedicated to St Mary the Virgin mostly dates from the 13th century; its tall narrow spire is a distinctive landmark in the area.
James Brunker | St Mary the Virgin Church Hartfield East Sussex

St Mary the Virgin Church Hartfield East Sussex

The picturesque village of Hartfield lies near the northern part of Ashdown Forest, East Sussex. Its parish church dedicated to St Mary the Virgin mostly dates from the 13th century; its tall narrow spire is a distinctive landmark in the area.
James Brunker | St Mary the Virgin Church Hartfield East Sussex

St Mary the Virgin Church Hartfield East Sussex

The picturesque village of Hartfield lies near the northern part of Ashdown Forest, East Sussex. Its parish church dedicated to St Mary the Virgin mostly dates from the 13th century; its tall narrow spire is a distinctive landmark in the area.