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THIS WEEK Annual Model Railway Exhibition: Make tracks in the summer sun


LETTERS Mr Lobby and the 10 shilling train fare to Pevensey Bay


Sussex Police: Eastbourne man arrested in house fire murder enquiry

Sussex Police Eastbourne man arrested in house fire murder enquiry 15 July, 2018 Detectives investigating the murder of a mother and son in a house fire in Eastbourne have … [Read More...]

Saturday 21 July 2018: Local Annual Model Railway Exhibition: Make tracks in the summer sun

IMAGE CREDIT: Marko Mudrini/Unsplash The work put into the annual model railway exhibition by the Pevensey Bay club is exquisite, make tracks in the summer sun—Bay Life, 15 July … [Read More...]



this week


Beachlands Book: Latest: Friends of National Libraries acquisition sees book take next step forward

Course title: The Beachlands Estate in Pevensey Bay, T Cecil Howitt and the unfinished symphony to the Sea Tutor: Working tutor with the Pevensey Timeline project Cost: Cost per … [Read More...]

UPDATE: Decision by Network Rail to hold off on closure of Brighton Main line this October half-term

image credit: Network Rail: Ouse Valley viaduct A previously planned nine-day closure of the southern end of the Brighton Main Line this October half-term will now not go ahead … [Read More...]

As good as it gets: Big Welcome to the Castle Inn Music and Family Fun Weekender

The Castle INN weekender has become a classic of some description in Pevensey Bay.—Bay Life, 11 July 2018 Family fun weekend, as good as it gets Founded by previous landlords … [Read More...]

World Cup in the Wallsend Road: Joy to the people back home

If we brought joy to the people back home, and I know that we have, then it has been worthwhile —Gareth Southgate, 11 July 2018 — Barney Ronay at the Luzhniki Stadium, 11 July … [Read More...]

** BREAKING: Eastbourne house fire: Murder investigation

Sussex Police, 11 July 2018 Two bodies have tragically been discovered and a murder investigation has been launched as police continue to investigate a house fire in Croxden Way, … [Read More...]

features & opinion


Fourteen year old Lilli Wren joins Bay Life and the Journal as one of our news correspondents

Introducing Lilli Wren and Column 14 Lilli Wren, talking to Bay Life explained her interest in being a journalist. We are helping to mentor her as she finds her place and style … [Read More...]

BREAKING: Bay Hotel in Pevensey Bay under offer

IMAGE CREDT: Savills. The Bay Hotel which has been up for sale for the last few months at the price of £500,000 has now been marked by Agents, Savills, as being under … [Read More...]

State of County report kick-starts next three years of business and financial planning

A REPORT kick-starting the next three years of business and financial planning looks ahead and presents a realistic picture of the baseline-only council services which may be … [Read More...]

Wish You Were Here: Greetings cards from Pevensey Bay go on sale in new EtsyBay online shop

ILLUSTRATION CREDIT: Scenes of Pevensey Bay I (2017), artist Christine Racher Local Photography Competition 2018: More results We will be contacting a number of photographers who … [Read More...]

neighbourhood news


Pevensey Bay Journal, postal subscription service

PEVENSEY BAY JOURNAL Postal Delivery service . . . Thank you for a number of enquiries about receiving the Pevensey Bay Journal by post Postal subscriptions cost £16:50 for … [Read More...]

LETTERS: ‘Mr. Lobby’: Fascinating piece from Pat Martin

Comment: Pat Martin letter: Mr Lobby and the 10 shilling train fare to Pevensey Bay A fascinating piece from Pat Martin of her mother, Ellen's vivid memories of Lobby and the … [Read More...]

PICTURE OF THE DAY: Castle Inn: “Gareth said let there be light, and there was light”

PICTURE OF THE DAY Football is Coming Home Sweden 0 England 2 Castle Inn Saturday 7 July 2018 . . . Photographer: Dianne Dear “Gareth said let there be light, and there was … [Read More...]


The Bobby on the Bay Life Beat: Crime prevention in the community Evening all: Retired police officer,  Paul Smith, has joined Bay Life to keep tabs on new crime prevention in the … [Read More...]

Gareth Southgate: The realistic, patriotic, modest man in the waistcoat: Come on England

Gareth Southgate: The realistic, patriotic, modest man in the waistcoat “In life there are really complex, difficult jobs and some are more complicated and difficult than … [Read More...]

THE HOT FIVE TICKET: Pasadena Roof Orchestra

THE HOT TICKET: 7:00pm on Saturday 14 July, Pasadena Five. St. Nicolas Church, Pevensey. Our recommendation? Five stars ♦♦♦♦♦ Be there—Bay Life, 6 July 2018 3 July 2018 Press … [Read More...]

Pevensey Pete: The pallet of powder, Jamie saves the day

Image credit: Peveney Pete: Jamie Saves the Day JAMIE SAVES THE DAY Pevensey Pete is delighted to report his Pallet of powder arrived today thus avoiding a laundry disaster.The … [Read More...]

National Rail: Major disruption to Gatwick Express and Southern journeys to and from London Victoria

Browse full statement and further travel arrangement details and contingency plans from National Rail here Network Rail issued the following statement this morning (Thursday 5 … [Read More...]

LETTERS: Mr Lobby and the 10 shilling train fare to Pevensey Bay

IMAGE CREDIT: BBC: Seymour Joly de Lotbiniere CVO OBE Who was 'Mr. Lobby"? He was Seymour Joly de Lotbiniere, a Director of the British Broadcasting Corporation and pioneer … [Read More...]

Engineering works this Sunday, no trains will run between Three Bridges and Lewes

Image credit: Network Rail, Ouse Valley viaduct With Britain’s heatwave set to continue into the weekend, passengers travelling on the Brighton Main Line this Sunday are urged to … [Read More...]

Local Photography Competition 2018: The Results

IMAGE CREDIT: Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash COVER STORY: Pevensey Bay Journal: Ways of Seeing, the people of Pevensey Bay document the landscape of their lives Browse all … [Read More...]

PEVENSEY BAY JOURNAL FIVE ALIVE INTERVIEWS: Stuart Thomson, The Aqua Bar Ethos: Naked bike ride for charity

Image credit: Stuart Thomson, Aqua Bar Pevensey Bay Journal: Five Alive Interviews. Local charity fund raising events, five questions to organisers of these inspiring local … [Read More...]

The Big One: Columbia v England: Three Hostelries on our perspiring Shirts: This football pitch was made for you and me

Columbia v England: Kick off 7:00pm, Tuesday 3 July 2018 Three hosteltries on our perspiring shirts: Come on England For Queen, Country, the Duke and Duchjess of Sussex, Nobby … [Read More...]

LETTERS: Classic films shown in the Bay

Can you tell me whether the classic films being shown in the Bay are shown the traditional way, cine film, or whether it is digital projection. My wife and I are looking into … [Read More...]

LOST DOG: Last seen running towards Pevensey Bay

Last sighting was saturday running towards pevensey bay . Any info please contact the number on the poster x—Jancine Venn, 2 July 2018 . … [Read More...]

Sunday 1 July: Local Photography Competition 2018 reaches conclusion

vote here in local photography competition 2018 The closing date for our local Photography competition is today. Voting closes at 10:00pm, Sunday 1 July.—Bay Life  Vote now in … [Read More...]

Hospital Trust wins praise from Health Watchdog over care improvements

IMAGE CREDIT: Eastbourne General Hospital MEMBERS of a health watchdog have praised the efforts of a hospital trust to pull themselves out of special measures—East Sussex County … [Read More...]

LIVE @CASTLE INN: Saturday 30 June: The Appaloosa Show

Big welcome to the Appaloosa Show. The cover band, which hails from Berkshire & West London area promises classic songs from across the decades on their return visit to … [Read More...]