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 Park
but still in the same period;
might have been an early version of
The ‘Town & Country Fair’!
Do you recognise anyone?
r (when they say 3rd prize most attractive, do they mean the float or the girls, my marks are 10 out of 10 for the girls)!
Hastings proclamation of king George v. May 9th 1910. Very apt by the statue of Queen Victoria at Warrior Square.
Hastings storm damage at what is now Harold Place on 27th November 1905.
kings Road Christmas lights c1925.
Wreck of SS Clara off Hastings, date given as 1910.
St Leonards Gardens in heavy snow c1907.
St Leonards motor parade. 1907.
St Leonards, storm damages pier kiosk. 27th November 1905.
St Leonards, storm damage to the parade on 27th November 1905.
White Rock Parade. 1890.
The replacement Iron Railway Bridge top of Queens Road, a little while after completion in 1898.
Royal George corner of Station Road & Devonshire Road, in 1900. Built in 1855.
The Gaiety Theatre, Queens Road, as it was in 1900. It opened in 1882.
The Fountain PH at 93 Queens Road. 1922.
Old Lifeboat House. 1933.
One of the new Atlantean buses coming around the Memorial in 1959.
A new wave of soldiers ready to march to the railway station leaving Wellington Square 1915.
Bathing Pool 1935.
Boating Lake 1952.
Breeds Place 1922.
Carlisle Parade. 1906.
Children feeding the pigeons in Alexandra park. 1923.
London Road nearing Tower Road to the right. 1908.
Looking towards White Rock with Divito’s Ice Cream stall on beach. 1924.
Maypole. 8 Robertson Street. 1908. (This picture shows a little more than the one on other pages)
Ore Village 1905.
St Leonards Motors on the Green. 1957.
The first train across the wooden jetty/harbour with passengers and not goods on its first day in 1875. But this jetty was severely damaged in a storm and fell into major financial disrepair, a few piles can still be seen at low tide if your lucky, but today shingle is covering most of them all up!
The Joy Wheel at Hastings Pier. 1911. Entrance 3d (Three old penny’s)
Verulam Place 1868.
1906 Late Oct – The Grand Hotel, at Verulam Place opposite Hastings Pier, closed because of financial problems. This was followed in November by an extensive sale of all the furniture. This was bought in one lot for £2,000 by Mr John J Butler, of Butler’s Emporium in George Street, paying the £2,000 in cash to the auctioneer! He claimed he went to the auction with no hard plans to buy it, and happened to have the money in his pocket. By the end of the following day he had disposed of his suspicious bargain to a Mr Cavie, of Milward Crescent, an old acquaintance. Butler said he bumped into Cavie in the street soon after the auction, told him about it and sold it almost on the spot.
All Saints Street 1907.
In better repair than the view before 1928. Apart from a few hanging tiles missing up by the chimney!
All Saints Street in 1921. Notice the shop and all the adverts on the walls, and the delivery by horse and cart. The H.C.I.S. plaque on the wall indicates that the building is now owned by the ‘Hastings Cottage Improvement Society’.
Christ Church on London Road taken from Silchester Road St Leonards. 1910.
Hastings Railway Station and goods yard. c1930.
The parade at Eversfield Place, with Bottle Alley underneath. 1950.
The parade by Harold Place. 1959.
All tucked up for the night at the Silverhill bus depot in 1950.
The great Fire at Normanhurst, between Hastings and Battle in August of 1908.
Carlisle Parade 1905.
They said in the caption that this is a rough sea at Caroline Place, well fancy that!! 1911.
Pelham Place near to Breeds Place. 1912.
As description states. 1923.
The boating lake at the stade in 1948.
Harold Place and the Queens Hotel. 1906.
Hastings Pier in 1872 soon after the opening.
Hart & Son ‘Adelphi Garage’ Western Road. c1958.
The staff at Hastings Grammer School in c1920.
Wallis Arthur concert party that played on the beach as well as on the pier 1920.
U118 at Hastings being somewhat of a major attraction.
The next few pictures are of the inside of a German U Boat, but not necessarily pictures of either of the 2 beached here at Hastings.
The pictures are very confusing in respect of too many valves and controls, but someone will understand what they all do!
There are no captions to these pictures just a number.
NOW! Lets get back to more pleasant surroundings!
The following model village scenes were all dated 1963.
We will return with some more pictures.
Thanks again for looking, and remember!
We are always looking for new pictures.
If you loan us your old pictures
we will look after them
and return them to you,
you would be credited for them
and you get to keep your originals.