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Eastbourne is a seaside town in East Sussex.

LGBT history

Ted Tinling was born in Eastbourne in 1910.

An Hungarian countess named Sataray (born circa 1867), the daughter of an Hungarian nobleman, who dressed like a man and kept a number of dachshunds, lived in 6 South Cliff Avenue, Eastbourne in the 1910s and was suspected of being a lesbian [1]. The Countess later lived with a lady friend at 9 Arundel Road [2].

There was an Eastbourne CHE group in the 1970s.

Dr John Bodkin Adams practiced as a GP in Eastbourne, and is thought to have murdered many of his patients.

Bourne Out is a local LGBT forum.[3]

Eastbourne Rainbow is a group for the over-50s.[4]


  1. pp 33-34 Long Live Great Bardfield: The Autobiography of Tirzah Garwood (Persephone Books: London) (2016). After the Countess reported a burglar in her porch, a tragic murder of a police inspector, who attended the scene, occurred at the Countess's address in 1912 (Eastbourne Chronicle 12 October 1912)
  2. Eastbourne Chronicle 1 March 1930 carries a report on the life of the Countess
  3. http://bourneout.org.uk/
  4. http://www.eastbournerainbow.co.uk/