Sussex is new territory for me. Whenever the light is nice I set out on my old touring bicycle, with camera gear in my panniers, to explore the rambling Sussex lanes and old Victorian seafronts and see what I can find to photograph. Most of these images are from the old seaside resort towns of Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne, in the marshes by Pevensey or up in the Sussex weald – the wooded uplands, with its sunken lanes and oaks forests. Bodiam Castle, a classic 14th century ruin, is one of most recognised castles in England, and is represented twice in this collection.
Also included are images here of the fishing fleet in Hastings – the largest and one of the last shore-based fishing fleets in Britain, bluebells woods in the spring, jazzy seaside architecture in Hastings and Bexhill, and the elegant Victorian fun pier at Eastbourne, built in 1870 and designed by Eugenius Birch, naval architect and the doyen of Victorian pier designers.