Right in the bottom corner of the country is the county of East Sussex. Home of the Battle of Hastings, our many castles and stony beaches. If you grew up in East Sussex, here are some things you would know if you lived here.
We’re known for our beaches
Most of the beaches at East Sussex are easy and quick to get to but these usually consist of pebble beaches which are extremely uncomfortable to sit on. This is usually the main attraction to people on the summer which is usually packed with people on hot sunny days.
And our piers
We are renown for having a few piers such as the one of Brighton. Of course, we used to have the one in Hastings…before it was burnt down. But of course, we have many more we can go to.
Bonfires are a huge event
Sussex is extremely renowned for its bonfires and parades. These usually comes with parades and firework shows which happen across East Sussex in October and November. Each town does it slightly differently, but all consist of great parades and fireworks.
You always loved going to the arcades
There are many amusement parks and arcades across East Sussex. Although we know how likely we are to win at these games, you can’t help but waste your money just to get one of the fluffy toys. Either that or we try to work together with our friends to get as many tickets as possible, then have to decide whether to cash in the tickets separately or combine them for a bigger price. Or wasting all your 2p machines where you spend your spare chance, and so much more, just to get one of the key chains.
The Battle of Hastings was always the one piece of history you always remembered
The most famous piece of history about us is the Battle of Hastings, which is bombarded into our history lessons when we get the chance. Not to mention an all-day field trip of the battle grounds themselves.
You bragged about how it’s the home of Choccywoccydoodah
If you ever watched this show, you would know that its home is right here in East Sussex. There is another shop in London but of course, its main home is right here. Chocolate cakes and everything chocolate sculpted into anything and everything.
The majority of the population consisted of elderly individuals
In many of its small towns like Bexhill and Little Common it’s the place many people retire to. Full of scenic places and cafes, its great to retire but it means that you see more of them more than any other age group. So, when you move out of East Sussex, you find it weird when you see more younger people around.
Brighton is the first thing outsiders will mention
It’s a large city and when you mention to anyone outside of East Sussex that you’re from East Sussex, the first thing they’ll mention is Brighton. Of course, you can say which town you’re from but not a lot of people would really know where that is.
You travelled to cities to hang out
If you lived in a village or town, you always went to a city to hang out with friends. In the south of east Sussex, everyone always wanted to go to Hastings or Eastbourne. They’re both bigger towns but with the large amount of music gigs, Hastings was always preferred by many.
You were limited for choice for universities
There was either Brighton University or the University of Sussex but that was the only options unless you wanted to specialise in animal management or music. Regardless, if you did want to go in Sussex, Brighton is the main city with universities in them.
Not a lot of celebrities come from or live here
Although there isn’t many celebrities that come here, we did have a few that lived here. For a while, Eddie Izzard lived in Bexhill. During this time, Bexhill college named their new theatre after him. That and, both Brighton and Eastbourne were the centre locations for Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging, but as for celebrities, it isn’t really the place you see them, unless they’re on holiday and visiting of course.