These pieces found in local and national newspapers of the time outlined the rise and fall of St Leonards (Palace Pier). American Palace pier 1909 On this day 1st April 1909 – The American Syndicate took possession of the Palace Pier. The transformed American Palace Pier was to be reopened in May. The Mail of … [Read more…]

Hastings from the eyes of a reporter in 1875

This piece is quite long before you read it, but shows how the two towns of Hastings & St Leonards came but one since their building started (St Leonards) of 1813, and how the town/s grew with visitors in the period of 1875. THE “PICTORIAL WORLD” ON HASTINGS AND ST LEONARDS. 1875  The Pictorial World … [Read more…]

Hollington’s Needs!

Whilst searching the newspapers for some interesting article’s to share, we came across this piece which might tickle the fancy of some of you.  There will be more interesting clips to follow later.   HOLLINGTON’S NEEDS More Light & Better Roads. Sir – I read in the Observer last Saturday an interesting article entitled “ Hollington’s … [Read more…]

Tramway Public Notices.

Public Notice In Parliament – Session 1902. Hastings Tramways.   (Construction of Extension Tramway in the County Borough of Hastings in the County of Sussex, along the Sea Front from St Leonards to Albert Memorial, Hastings; Gauge, Electrical Power, Provisions as to Users, Repair, etc., of Streets; Junctions with Hastings, Bexhill, and District Light Railway, … [Read more…]

Tramways at last

TRAMWAYS AT LAST. FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES OVERCOME ONLY WAITING FOR THE RAILS. WORK WILL PROBABLY COMMENCE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. GOOD NEWS FOR THE UNEMPLOYED. November 1904 Parliamentary Notices appearing in our advertising columns today show that the Tramways question at Hastings is now rapidly making headway and that at last there is real reason for expecting a … [Read more…]

Open space at Ore

Open Space at Ore The Housing and Improvements Committee reported that they had a letter from Messrs. Thorpe, Meadows and Pearson, stating that the owner of the piece of land on the north side of Old London road adjoining the building formerly known as the ‘Princess Cinema’* was prepared to offer the land to the … [Read more…]

Re-Naming the streets!

RE-NAMING OF STREETS. LETTER TO THE EDITOR. January 24th 1903 Sir, -I take it for granted that Mr. Pain will forgive me for the annotating his descriptive history of the town evoked by the Council’s resolution to the re-name and re-number several of its districts, and which appeared in a recent issue of your paper. … [Read more…]

Tramways Bill Presented to Parliament.

A Bill presented to Parliament for permission to construct an Electric Tramway in Hastings. May 1899.   Lord Loch’s Committee of the House of Lords have thrown out the Hastings Corporation Tramways Bill, the object of which was to enable the Corporation to construct tramways in the borough and to work them by electricity.  Several … [Read more…]

Dolter Stud Contact System

DOLTER STUD SYSTEM Under the heading “The Dangers of electro-Magnetism for Tramways.”  ‘The street,’ an illustrated weekly journal published in London, has some remarks of very considerable interest to Hastings. We cannot find space to reproduce the whole article, but we may state that it opens with a declaration that the early defects in general … [Read more…]