HASTINGS IN OLD PICTURES 4

THE FOLLOWING PICTURES WILL NOT BE IN ANY ORDER OF PREFERENCE JUST AS THEY COME OFF THE PILE AS SEEN! JUST ADDS TO THE FUN OF NOT KNOWING WHAT’S COMING UP NEXT!                                                  … [Read more…]

HASTINGS IN OLD PICTURES 3.

THIS PARTICULAR PAGE WILL INCLUDE SOME QUITE RARE PICTURES, SOME NOT SEEN BEFORE BY MANY.  I HAVE COLLECTED A FEW WHICH HAVE TO BE SORTED AND THEN SCANNED, BUT ALWAYS REMEMBERING THAT MANY ARE QUITE OLD AND DELICATE TO HANDLE. THANKS. We make a start with the clearing of the land mines planted across Ecclesbourne Glen … [Read more…]

HASTINGS IN OLD PICTURES 2.

‘Hastings & St Leonards in old pictures 2’.    I have in my own collection many thousands of old pictures of Hastings & St Leonards in old postcards, negatives, and glass lantern slides, many of these are now portrayed here on my site. Thank you. Most of my pictures portrayed here can be used for your … [Read more…]

HASTINGS IN OLD PICTURES 1.

Hastings & St Leonards   I have in my own collection many thousands of old pictures of Hastings & St Leonards in old postcards, negatives, and glass lantern slides, many of these are now portrayed here on my site. Thank you.   Most of my pictures portrayed here can be used for your pleasure elsewhere, as … [Read more…]

HASTINGS IN OLD PICTURES 7.

APART FROM OTHER PICTURES, WE ARE GOING TO START WITH  A SERIES OF PICTURES DEPICTING ‘HASTINGS CARNIVAL FLOATS’ AS ENTERED BY ‘SEEB’ (South Eastern Electricity Board) DONATED BY A FAMILY MEMBER OF PEOPLE INVOLVED DURING THE PERIOD BETWEEN 1951 – 1956.  There are a few which you will spot aren’t floats but static displays in Alexandra … [Read more…]

THE FORTUNE OF WAR (Halton)

Fortune of War   In 1795 the government purchased 30 acres of land at Halton to build barracks for housing troops which were to be deployed defending the South East in respect of a possible invasion by Napoleon. These were occupied in 1804, and at that time this part of Priory Road was called Barrack … [Read more…]

THE CINEMA DE-LUXE.

A potted history of the Cinema De-Luxe, Hastings.   Located on the sea front in Hastings, East Sussex. The Empire Theatre of Varieties was opened on 2nd April 1899 with Marie Lloyd topping the bill. It was designed by noted theatre architect M. Ernest Runtz. The auditorium runs parallel behind the 131 feet wide façade. … [Read more…]

Hastings & St Leonards up in the air!

Here we are! a new site to view containing many local pictures never seen before of Hastings & St Leonards from this angle, they are all modern but taken from 100 feet up in the air from an East Sussex Fire and Rescue turntable ladder back in 1999/2000. The photo’s will not be in any … [Read more…]

Southern Water Storm Tunnel.

I was given exclusive access to the works when pushing a TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine) under Hastings & St Leonards from the very start and took many pictures in the process. I was also asked to take video’s for the Emergency services, Fire & Ambulance (Police weren’t involved) whilst carrying out a simulated rescue from deep down … [Read more…]

HASTINGS STATION HISTORY.

Hastings Station History. The first train arrived at Hastings station in 1851 and with it began Hastings’ heyday. The station was originally V-shaped allowing the two railway companies to have separate platforms and booking areas: one side for SER trains to pass through and the other as a terminal for LBSCR services. The whole station … [Read more…]