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Bexhill Photographs By Brian Hazell - 1938 To 2009

posted by Alastair Hazell (webmaster) on 23 Jun 2009 at 12:33 pm


Some of you may have read about the sad passing of my father, Brian Hazell, four weeks ago. He supplied all of the great photographs of Bexhill that you see on Discover Bexhill. At his funeral, he was introduced as Mr Bexhill.

Brian Hazell
Brian Hazell - 1938 to 2009.
My father's passion for Bexhill was enjoyed by many, many people through the photographs he captured; photographs that were regularly published in the Bexhill Observer newspaper. When out taking photographs, he would always look for something different or something that depicted a moment of humour.

One of my father's proudest achievements was getting Bexhill recognised for its historical past (The Birthplace of British Motor Racing) and with his work on organising and supporting the brilliant Bexhill 100 Festival of Motoring.

I can honestly say that without his inspiration and without his fantastic photographs, this Discover Bexhill website would not exist. The photograph gallery of Discover Bexhill can be found here:

If you haven't had the opportunity to look around my father's photographic website, particularly the Bexhill section, you can do so here:

We are continuing to collect donations to the British Heart Foundation via Justgiving.com:

Finally, if you have any memories of my father or you wish to make some comments about his photographs, please feel free to do so using the form at the bottom of the page.

Alastair Hazell
Discover Bexhill

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posted by Jude on 23 Jun 2009 at 5:09 pm


I was so sad to read about your father's death in the Observer and my heart goes out to you and your family.

He did so much for this town and his beautiful photographs are a lasting tribute.


Great Photos

posted by Leslie on 26 Sept 2012 at 5:46 pm

Looks like he has left a fantastic legacy and contributed immensely to Bexhill. What a wonderful man!


posted by dave on 25 Nov 2012 at 3:21 pm

Yes some nice photos indeed, at the end of the day all we have are memories, and photos are a way of passing on those memories to the next generation.The number of times I have seen people look at old photos and just have that little smile on their face as they remember, that is worth more than all the wealth we all strive to achieve in our lives.

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