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[ABOVE] A photograph of the seafront at Bexhill-on-Sea around 1910. On the left is Marina Arcade, a parade of buildings built in Moghul Indian style in 1901. The Marina Arcade, a structure with distinctive ornate domes and decorative arches, housed a photographic portrait studio between 1902 and the Second World War. The shop at No. 2 Marina Arcade was first used as a photographic studio in 1902 by George E. Swain, a picture frame maker who also described himself as an "Art Photographer". By 1905, the studio at No 2 Marina Arcade had passed to the photographer William J. Reed. Between 1930 and 1938, the photographic studio at 2 Marina Arcade was in the hands of the Hastings photographer Edgar David Cooke.