HAILSHAM, EAST SUSSEX
Hailsham is a town in the Wealden district of East Sussex, England. It has a population of over 18,000.
The name Hailsham
is thought to come from the Saxon
'Haegels Ham' meaning the clearing of Haegel. Its name has changed through
the ages to Hamelsham in the Domesday
book, Aylesham in the 13th century, to its present spelling in the late
Hailsham is now a bastion of the dreaded Wealden District Council. One of the main reasons this region is not good for business, is that you will have to deal with a corrupt council. There are many independent reports to support this view and a series of cases featured on this site and others.
The core problem is obtaining planning permission. Invariably, you will eventually come across this as a business or home owner. You will then have to deal with planning officers that are led by corrupt heads of departments. The other problem is benign councillors, content to sit and watch as their region is drained of talent and entrepreneurs by the malignancy that is their executive management. All the while local towns and villages lose out.
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The town originally grew as an agricultural centre but is now mostly a commuter town. There is currently much controversy over the sale of Hailsham Cattle Market and its redevelopment into a supermarket. Hailsham was originally granted it's charter for a market in 1252 by Henry III. The market is one of few remaining cattle markets along the south coast, and if closed, would probably be a great loss to the town. The local MP, Charles Hendry, has got involved and is fighting to keep the market open.
Local Public Houses and Inns that have vanished over the years are: The Good Intent, The Fox, The Black Horse Inn, The Swan Inn, The Market House, The Cow, and The Brewers Arms (formerly the Railway Arms).
The Quintins shopping centre was opened in the late 1980s and was named after Quintin Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone. At the centre of the centre is the Co-op (supermarket). There is a Waitrose supermarket nearby in Vicarage Fields, which was previously Somerfield.
The town has several primary schools. It has one secondary comprehensive school, Hailsham Community College.
Hailsham used to have a railway station on the Cuckoo line, running from Polegate to Tunbridge Wells. The line from Polegate was opened in May 1849 and closed as part of the Beeching cuts in 1968. The southern 12 miles of disused line is now a valued cycleway and footpath between Polegate and Heathfield.
In 1252, Henry
III granted the right to hold a market. Some of the tolls taken during
the Hundred Years War with France were used to pay for the garrison at
Pevensey. This market continued until 1639, when it was discontinued, but
re-started in the late 1700's. The market changed its focus to livestock
and it is known that welsh farmers brought their cattle for selling at
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Hailsham Christian Fellowship
Hailsham Pavilion Cinema was erected as a
purpose built 'picture palace' in 1921 on land previously owned by a Dr.
Nicholson and Dr. Gould.
The Hailsham Pavilion is situated on George Street in Hailsham. Ample free parking is available in Hailsham. A free car park is also located in Victoria Road opposite to the Police Station approximately 250 yards from the Pavilion. Other free parking facilities are available at The Quintins Shopping Centre and at the Leisure Centre.
Box Office: 01323 841414
Hailsham Town FC
Hailsham Town F.C. is a football club based in Hailsham, England. They were established in 1885 and joined the Sussex County Football League Division Two in 1955. In 1970, they changed their name from Hailsham F.C. to their present name. In the 1988-89 season, they reached the 5th round of the FA Vase. For the 2005-06 season, they are members of the
Hailsham Town FC was founded in 1885, and
was briefly known as “Hailsham Butchers” in the period just before the
1914-18 Great War. The new club joined the East Sussex League, winning the
Sussex Junior Cup in 1896, and reached the final of the Sussex Senior Cup
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