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TQ4200 :: Seaview Avenue, Peacehaven

Taken 5 years ago by Chris near Newhaven/TQ4401, East Sussex, England

Seaview Avenue, Peacehaven by Chris
Seaview Avenue, Peacehaven

See LinkExternal link The town was originally formed for retiring WWI veterans in order for them to escape and recover from the effects of the war. The idyllic setting, sea air and simple lifestyle were thought to have aided good health. The land was also cheap and, as a result, working-class families from the city started to purchase plots and gradually build makeshift homes for weekends and holidays. This movement of frontier style buildings made with whatever materials were available at the time was termed as the Plotlands movement. Inhabitants felt a sense of freedom in living off what they needed and enjoying a simpler life away from the busy, polluted city. The Plotlands provided the working class an opportunity that might not have been available otherwise.
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Subject Grid Square TQ4200
Subject Lat/Long 50.786864,0.013252 (click to view more nearby images)
Near Newhaven/TQ4401, East Sussex, England
Photographer Chris
Taken 20160611 201606 2016 (about 5 years ago)
Submitted 2016-06-17
Context Coastal · Village, Rural settlement · Housing, Dwellings ·

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