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Hastings & St Leonards through time.


(1) 101 Bohemia Road, Butlers Emporium. c1909.


(2) 101 Bohemia Road. c1909.


(3) Butlers Emporium George St. c1909.


Butlers Emporium.


No. 1 is Butlers Emporium at 101 Bohemia Road.  Not sure of the date but the people are:  unknown lady, Jessie E. Butler {1876-1954), Percy D. Butler (1902-1986), Stanley Butler (1904-1944) and Percy John Butler (1876-1928).


No. 2 is also the Bohemia shop with unknown man and Stanley Butler in trilby hat.


No. 3 is Butlers Emporium in George St.  Not sure who all the people are but I think the woman is Mary Ann Butler nee Larkin (1853-1913), wife of John James Butler (1853-1916), the proprietor. 


94 Queens Road. 1910.


A pen and ink drawing of the Bulverhythe Hotel and Public House on the Bexhill Road. Dated 1910. (Now demolished).


A pen and ink drawing of the Old Town by Leslie Rowell. 1949.


A very rough sea at Rock-a-nore. 1912.


A view over the Old Town from the East Hill. 1929.


A wet day on Eversfield Place. 1904.  But lets still go for a walk along the prom.


Aerial photo of West Marina and Bulverhythe. 1965.


Albert Memorial and Havelock Road. 1901.


Alexandra Park boating lake. 1947.


Alexandra Park in the deep crisp snow. 1904.


An aerial view of White Rock with the town in the back ground. 1908.


Baldslow Mill. 1910.


Baldslow Place. 1910.

Baldslow Place – St leonards. 1910.

Now Claremont school. The building, a magnificent Norman Shaw designed mansion house, was built around 1884 for the Ebden family and was originally named Baldslow Place. The road it stands on is now called Ebdens Hill. (or the A21)


Blessing of the sea. 1933.


Blue Hungarian Band on St Leonards Pier. 1905.


Boating Lake. 1948.


Buses at the round-a-bout at the bottom end of High Street. 1959.


Happy Harold at the round-a-bout by the bottom of High Street. 1953.


Caroline Place. 1955.


Fishing Boats on the Stade 1950s.


Fludes Carpets. Queens Road. 1962.


From the Queens Hotel. 1919.


Games for all at Warrior Square Gardens looking towards the West Side. 1938.


Grand Hotel at Verulam Place opposite the pier. 1907.


Grand Parade. 1923.


Grosveror Crescent. 1908.


Guy single decker trolley bus at Wellington Place and York Buildings. 1946-7.


Harold Place. 1948.


Hastings & St Leonards college. 1907.


Hastings Holiday Camp (Aka Old Bathing Pool). 1963. Look at the crowds, can’t get another soul in the water!!


Hastings pier pavilion. 1902.


Hastings Pier promenade. 1919.


Hastings Pier taken from White Rock Gardens. 1936.


Hastings Pier. 1902.


Hastings Pier. 1903.


Hastings Pier. 1920.


Hastings Railway Station. 1947.


High Street in 1958.


High Street. 1920.


Kings Road. 1905.


London Road at the junctions of Silchester Road and Pevensey Road. 1910.


Looking down the Old London Road towards the Market Cross. 1903.


Looking down York Buildings. 1974.


Looking eastwards towards the Old Town, again taken from an aeroplane. 1958.


Looking over the Braybrooke Bridge at what was once a busy railway junction. 1920. (Earl Street to the R/H & Old Grammar School centre back.)


Looking over the West Hill taken from an aeroplane. 1933.


Looking towards Carlisle Parade. 1909. (Robertson Street on the left).


Lower St Leonards taken from an aeroplane. 1947. (Marine Court shown with the bomb damage to the east wing).


Marine Boating Lake. 1934. With some of the donated boats.


Memorial. 1903.


MG Showroom – Pages Garage – Bexhill. 1936. Your right this isn’t Hastings but Bexhill, but look at the prices for a brand new car back in the 30s. Which one would you like?


Mount Pleasant Choir. 1906. (Photographer was unable to spell Choir properly!).


Old Roar Gill. 1934.


Palace Hotel. 1908.


Pelham Place. 1960.


Sitting in the sun in the Garden. 1907 (Looks more like a tropical rain forest!).


Robertson Terrace and the Albany Hotel. 1936.






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