Public recreates historic photo

A photograph taken in Seaford nearly 100 years ago has been recreated by local people as part of an unusual project sponsored by the Department of Communities and Local Government.

Friday, 18th March 2016, 2:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 11:01 pm

Kevin Gordon, of Seaford Museum, co-ordinated the project in which a group of local people and children dressed up to recreate the photo, originally taken in about 1918. The photograph shows a fish-barrow selling a variety of fish from a stall in Place Lane to a group of local shoppers. There are a variety of flags and posters referring to the War and German Fleet.

The staff of Paul’s Plaice in Dane Road assisted with the photograph, as did volunteers from Seaford Museum, who made and supplied the props.

Kevin said: “We chose this photo because the background, Seaford Church, had not changed.

“The volunteers dressed up and turned up on a cold windy morning to recreate the picture. Members of the Seaford Photographic Club took the ‘new’ photos and we were assisted by Seaford Musical Theatre and Seaford Martello Rotary Club”

The photos will be unveiled at Seaford Library in Sutton Park Road at 4pm this Saturday (March 19) and all members of the public are welcome to attend.

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