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Bluebell Railway – Sheffield Park, West Sussex, Easter 2013

The Bluebell Railway in West Sussex. Steam engine 1683, in the Southern Railway livery, arrives at Sheffield Park station with the passenger service from Eas…

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Southern Steam – The Kent & East Sussex Railway at Bodiam circa 1930

Incredible and rare film of the independent Kent & East Sussex Railway shot in the late 1920s or early 1930s. Delightful scenes of rustic days gone by. The locomotive departing with a typically motley train of four and six wheel coaches is “Hesperus” about which a great deal has been written here;

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THE SUSSEX BELLE at Bearstead Kent.wmv

SR LIGHT PACIFIC CLASS 4-6-2 No. 34067 “TANGMERE At speed near Bearstead, Kent, 30th March 2011

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THE SUSSEX BELLE at Lenham Kent.wmv

SR LIGHT PACIFIC CLASS 4-6-2 No.34067 TANGMERE seen at speed near Lenham Kent on the 30th March 2011

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70013 Oliver Cromwell on the Sussex Belle, Hastings 24/02/10

Britannia 70013 Oliver Cromwell visits Hastings For The 1st Time On The Sussex Belle On Wednesday 24th February 2010. At the time was also a break in the weather and the sun was out and the rain had stopped, al those watching were rewarded with the perfect sight of another steam engine goning through Hastings the second in three months.

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Steam Train at Kent and East Sussex Railway

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Image taken on 2009-07-23 11:21:03 by kev_bite.

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East Sussex, UK, Information For Travellers

The County of East Sussex exists in South East Britain. It shares its borders with Brighton, Hove, Kent, Surrey and on the southern side with the English Channel.

After the Romans left Britain, this county became part of the Saxons kingdom in the 5th century. Archeologists have found many remains of the people living here centuries before that. Various Kings have invaded this county due to its splendid coastline and this county also had some ancient industries like wool trade, iron works and fishing etc. These days it is famous for its tourist industry with many tourist seaside resorts coming up in most of the cities situated on its coastline.

Geologically speaking, East Sussex has a range of chalk hills that exist in the southern part of the county and goes from west to east. Ridges and valleys lie horizontally on its northern side. The apex ridge here is called Weald. The Downs are found at Beachey Head and clay and sandstone is found on its beautiful beaches.

At 162m or 530ft above sea level are the seven sisters and situated here are the remains of dry valleys that had penetrated in to the chalks and culminates at Beachey Head. The land starts elevating at Bexhill where clays and sand of the Weald meets the sea, it forms spectacular beaches and sandstone cliffs. Beyond these are many marshlands, rivers, estuaries and hills with the highest peak, Ditchling Beacon at 814 ft or 248 m.

Further near Weald on the borders is where many rivers and streams occupy the region. This area is heavily wooded and a portion of this area has a forest called Ashdown Forest.

A lot of settlements have depended on this county’s geography and its sources as most of these are near the sea or at Weald. Fishing and iron mining and agriculture are at these places respectively. These days it is the tourist industry that is gaining momentum, especially near the seacoast.

Many market towns also lie in its interiors like the Lewes, which is its county town. There is another significant town called Battle, from where the Norman invasion started in UK. Regional gross value added of this county of East Sussex at present basic prices published by office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.

Many historical landmarks are there, such as castles, defense works, Rudyard Kipling’s house and University of Sussex. It also has many towers like Martello Towers and Eastbourne Redoubt. Some buildings have been constructed to commemorate the famous battles that had taken place on this countys land. It also has several great and magnificent parks that are suitable for visitors.

With no motorways, some radial style roads come from London and touch it eg A21 to Hastings, A22 to Eastbourne, A23 toBrighton and A26 which goes from Lewes and Newhaven to Kent. A259 trunk road becomes A 27 trunk road when it passes near Eastbourne and heads towards west. It is one of the busiest trunk roads of UK.

Bus routes do service to all the main populated areas and many of the villages in the county.

The railways play an important role in serving the public just like the roads. Many branch railways were closed during the 20th century in rural east Sussex, but some lines were saved from the Beeching Axe so that main line services still are working.

There still are three heritage lines serving the people, which are at Lavender Line Steam Railway near Lewes, Kent and East Sussex Railway Tenterden to Bodiam and Bluebell Railway from Sheffield Park to Kingscote. East Coastway Line, London Hasting and Oxted lines are also serving the people.

Sussex Border Path, South Downs Way, Saxon Shore Way, 1066 Country Walk, Sussex Ouse Valley Way, High Weald Landscape Trail, Vanguard Way and the Wealdway are very long distance footpaths exist in East Sussex.

With 27 state secondary and 12 independent secondary schools, making education system a real comprehensive one. All big cities in the county have independent boarding schools. Located at Sedlescombe is an international foundation called Pestalozzi Childrens Village school. A university is also functioning in East Sussex.

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