Dolter System in Consideration.

Trams and the new Dolter Surface Stud Contact System In Consideration. Hastings being the last to adopt a stud system.   At the Swansea Town Hall, some three months ago, an exhibition of the Dolter Surface Contact Tramway system was given by means of the same model which was shown in Hastings a short time … [Read more…]

Tram Cars along the Sea-Front

Tram Cars Along The Sea Front. A Suggestion For The Opposition Committee. Fruits Of Blind Partisanship. (Written By An Unknown Correspondent) 1902 We have received this week the following interesting letter dealing with the suggestion made in our columns last week , that a conference might be arranged  between the advocates of tramways and their … [Read more…]

Trams Dolter Stud System 1902.

The Dolter Surface Contact Tramway System. Exhibited in Hastings. Interview with the Inventor. October 1902   “Trams” being the most burning question of the day in local politics, and one of the main issues of the coming Municipal Elections, the exhibition of the new method of electric traction has excited considerable interest among the towns … [Read more…]

Hastings Trams

Hastings Tramways Company 1909 How the organisation is worked A peep behind the scenes Whatever form it takes, a public supply company must necessarily be a big concern. Few people, however, probably realise what a vast amount of labour the working of such an undertaking as the Hastings Tramways system involves, or the many ramifications … [Read more…]

History of Hastings Pier

 History of Hastings Pier Introduction The first seaside pier was built at Brighton in 1822. It was designed in the style of a suspension bridge and was known as the Chain Pier. It was intended purely as a landing stage for the coasting vessels bringing goods into the town before the railways came, then it … [Read more…]

How was ‘Marine Court’ built?

Marine Court, which was completed only this year (1938) greatly exceeded the cost originally estimated, and the final figure has been put in excess of £400,000. It was announced in the ‘Observer’ on July 23rd that “several changes had been made in the Board of Directors, and finances have been strongly reinforced to carry out … [Read more…]