HASTINGS IN OLD PICTURES 16.

Yes! we have managed to move on to Pictures 16,

so please enjoy what you see.

 

Looking down Castle Street. 1902.

 

Marine Parade Boating Lake. 1935.

 

Metcalf & Kirkpatrick – 2-6 Wellington Place. c1905. (Later to house Woolworths, after a complete renovation)

 

Outside the York PH, York Buildings. 1908.

 

Rye Bus in Wellington Square in its wartime livery.  c1940.

 

Skinners Coach outside the Royal Oak Hotel, Castle Street. 1928.

 

South African War Memorial at White Rock. 1908.

 

South Side, Alexandra Home for Invalids. Thought to have been in the Bohemia Road area. 1908.

 

St Leonards Pier. 1933.

 

The Lady Brassey steamer docked beside Hastings Pier. 1910.

 

The Stag Inn and their neighbouring cottages, All Saints Street in need of some TLC. 1905.

 

Wellington Place. 1956. (The premise next to Woolworths was the Ministry of Food to where you obtained your ration card during food rationing, the building was later on taken over by Woolworths to extend their shopping area).

 

Wellington Road. c1910.

 

Wellington Square. 1908.

 

Wellington Square.  1909.

 

Wellington Square. 1957.

 

Woolworth conversion early 1960’s.

 

York Buildings. 1959.

 

WW1 Women Workers. Bohemia Road area.. 1912.

 

Fish Ponds,  Summerfields Woods. 1905.

 

Present day Map of Summerfield Woods.

 

Another great gale at Harold Place in November of 1904.

 

At the Bandstand in the Park. 1911.

 

Baths Parade. 1908.

 

Elphinstone Road Junction of St Helens Road. 1910.

 

In front of Beach Terrace. 1904.

 

On a Charabanc outing from Hastings. 1914.

 

Queens Road Trolley Bus. 1959.

 

Trolley Bus on Harold Road about to climb Saxon Road. 1959.

 

The beach at Pelham Place. 1904.

 

Workmen holding back a hand cart on Elphinstone Road. 1905. (You’ll wear your boots out mate!)

 

What is the attraction I wonder? Has no one ever seen a beached Submarine before!! 1919.  WE HAVE!!

 

The beached Submarine U118 at Harold Place. 1919.

 

Yep! here it is again in the July of 1919.

 

Old Hastings House at the top end of High Street. 1911.   See addition notes below.

On this day 9th December in 1760 – Death of John Collier, aged 75, the most powerful establishment figure in Hastings from c1710 onwards. He had acquired a very large amount of land, including much of what is today the Country Park. He had 24 children, but only five daughters survived him, one of whom, Mary, married Edward Milward Snr. Milward acquired most (if not all) of Collier’s property, and by the end of the 18th century he owned most of the undeveloped land between the Priory Stream and Fairlight Church. Collier’s widow Mary wrote in 1764: “The way he [Milward] goes on here is quite amazing to all the world; neither house nor land within ten miles of this place that he will not purchase if it’s possible, by offering more than people can withstand.” Another daughter of John Collier, Cordelia, married Major-General James Murray, Governor of Quebec Province 1763-6 and the builder of Beauport house on the Ridge.

 

 

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