Sunday, February 12, 2012

We love Bexhill-on-Sea

...a funny little town on the south coast that seems to be in some sort of time warp.

Launderette Records, books and DVDs

There are no real chain stores or replicant high street shops, each one seems pretty independent and individual. And most of the shops seem to have retained their original storefronts. It's quaint and kind of wonderful.

Maud's Vintage modern retro shop De La Warr Pavillion

There is also an indoor market, some good second-hand record and book shops, and more charity shops per square mile than most towns I've seen.

And of course the De La Warr Pavillion gallery on the sea front. What's not to like?

The Goons also liked Bexhill, Spike Milligan having been stationed there during World War Two. They based their wonderful skit The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler (of Bexhill on Sea) on the town.

First broadcast in 1954. You can listen to it here:

26 minute radio show. Read along here

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