Hastings & St Leonards in old pictures.

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 there is no copyright as such,

but there are some exceptions! (The pictures that I have taken myself), where there is a strict Copyright©

I have no objection to people using my general pictures, but PLEASE ask first and give me credit,

That’s all I ask.   Thank you. 

 

Now, I must apologise for the miss match order of pictures here, but as they were taken and installed on a computer they were selected in alphabetical order and not the order in which we selected, so it was so much easier to place them on here as they came off the files.  

Makes it more exciting I suppose not knowing whats coming up next!!!

Also I am sorry if you find any duplicates, this will be rectified in due course.

 

 

All these picture were taken by the local photographer 'Blomfield' and all date in the 1920's.

All these picture were taken by the local photographer ‘Blomfield’ and all date in the 1920’s.

High Street.

High Street.

The old 'Roebuck Inn', High Street.

The old ‘Roebuck Inn’, High Street.

Top end of High Street.

Top end of High Street.

Opposite the Swan Hotel in the High Street.

Opposite the Swan Hotel in the High Street.

High Street.

High Street.

Bottom of High Street with the junction of George Street. Note the Policeman on point duty!

Bottom of High Street with the junction of George Street. Note the Policeman on point duty! And he’s not a cardboard cutout either!!

High Street corner of Courthouse Street.

High Street corner of Courthouse Street.

High Street opposite the Old Customs House.

High Street opposite the Old Customs House.

On the high pavement was the site of the old Beaumont Laundry at number 97.

On the high pavement was the site of the old Beaumont Laundry at number 97.

Judges Bakery was there as you can see in the early 1920's in the High Street.

Judges Bakery was there as you can see in the early 1920’s in the High Street.

Bottom of All Saints Street.

Bottom of All Saints Street.

 

Again, the bottom of All Saints Street but this dates to 1928. The shop of which was once in the place of 'Pulpit Gate' was a hairdressers and general store

Again, the bottom of All Saints Street but this dates to 1928.
The shop to the right hand side at the bottom of the road was a hairdressers and general store until it was decided to remove the premises in the early 1930’s in the Old Town redevelopment scheme, and replace it with a replica building know as ‘Pulpit Gate’. This building was built from old ships timbers imported from places such as Newhaven, Rye and Hastings, also other places that built ships too. People are under the impression that this building dates from the 17th century, (well the timbers might!) but was built around 1956/7. I can confirm this, as my father worked not only on this but the Pump House in George Street also.

All Saints Street, looking up towards the Market Cross.

All Saints Street, looking up towards All Saints Church.

All Saints Street from the top end.

All Saints Street from the top end.

Slightly out of sequence but we now find ourselves back in the High Street more or less opposite Salters Lane.

Slightly out of sequence, but we now find ourselves back in the High Street opposite Courthouse Street.  Note that the ‘Jenny Lind’ (and other names before that too!) wasn’t there then in the early 1900’s.

The High Street yet again as the last here. Nelson House is just visible on the right hand side.

The High Street yet again as the last here. ‘Nelson House’ is just visible on the right hand side.

All the above pictures were by Blomfield a local photographer

and all dated in the early 1920’s.

 

Bottom of High Street 1959.

Bottom of High Street 1959.

High Street 1905.

High Street 1905.

High Street c1935.

High Street c1935.

Reeves Courthouse Street 1935.

Reeves Courthouse Street 1935.

Corner of Courthouse Street 1945.

Corner of Courthouse Street 1945.   After the bomb that demolished the Swan Hotel which also took out Reeves.

What was known as Reeves Corner 1947.

What was known as Reeves Corner 1947.

Corner of Roebuck Street 1957. Was an unauthorised car park for a short while, then years later the site which was the Roebuck Inn became the home to the Roebuck Old Town Doctors Surgery.

Corner of Roebuck Street 1957. Was an unauthorised car park for a short while, then years later the site which was the former ‘Roebuck Inn’ became the home to the Roebuck Old Town Doctors Surgery.

Old Customs & Excise storage yard, corner Salters Lane 1947.

Old Customs & Excise storage yard, corner Salters Lane 1947.

Pleasant Row prior to Bourne 1957.

Pleasant Row prior to Bourne 1957.    The building with no windows was to be demolished as this was right in line of the route of the new Bourne Road.

Halton during the mass demolition in the 1950's.

Halton during the mass demolition in the 1950’s.

Halton. During the mass demolition of all properties in the 1950's only to be replaced with dozens of Council flats.

Halton. During the mass demolition of all properties in the 1950’s only to be replaced with dozens of Council flats.

Flood at the Memorial 1905.

Flood at the Memorial 1905.

Flood at the Memorial 1911.

Flood at the Memorial 1911.

Flood at the Memorial 1913.

Flood at the Memorial 1913.

George Street 1950.

George Street 1950.  This if you can’t place it was almost next to ‘Albion Street’ almost opposite the West Hill Lift.  This site has been redeveloped within the past few years after the Gas explosion in the 1960’s with new shops and flats above.

Pelham Place 1903 and the Sandringham Hotel.

Pelham Place 1903 and the Sandringham Hotel.

On the beach c1925

On the beach c1925.

Hastings Pier in a sorry state taken in 1938. This shows the pier being severed from the shore line in line with Government policies to make enemy landing more difficult with structures pretruding into the sea, such as seaside piers. If you look at the bootom centre you will see a chamber mounted on the footway with pipes leading away from it. This was the pipe line from oil tanks situated up in White Rock Gardens

Hastings Pier in a sorry state taken in 1938.
This shows the pier being severed from the shore line in line with Government policies to make enemy landing more difficult with structures protruding into the sea, such as seaside piers. If you look at the bottom centre you will see a chamber mounted on the footway with pipes leading away from it. This was the pipe line from oil tanks situated up in White Rock Gardens that were installed for two purposes: 1. to refill small coastal auxiliary defense craft that could come along side even in low water, and 2. the valves could be opened full to allow fuel oil to discharge onto the water around the pier and set fire to in the extreme case of the enemy trying to make a landing, thankfully this never happened!

Royal Sussex Arms c1900 top of Cackle Street, but now known as Frederick Road.

Royal Sussex Arms c1900 top of Cackle Street, but now known as Frederick Road.

West side of St Leonards Pier in 1910, two pontoons had broken lose in the channel not unlike the submarines and came ashore and became beached for some time until a high tide when they were refloated again to continue their journey.

West side of St Leonards Pier in 1910, two pontoons carrying large metal tanks had broken lose in the channel not unlike the submarines and came ashore and became beached for some time until a high tide when they were re-floated again to continue their journey.

East Hill lift under construction 1902. The lift became fully operational in 1903.

East Hill lift under construction 1902.     The lift became fully operational in 1903.

White Rock Baths Pavilion in 1904 when used as either a cinema of theatre.

White Rock Baths Pavilion in 1904 when used as either a cinema of theatre or music hall.

Interior of Hastings Pier Pavilion 1902.

Interior of Hastings Pier Pavilion 1902.

Pelham Place 1912

Pelham Place 1912.

Pump House during construction 1956

Pump House during construction 1956.

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Ye Olde Pump House, George Street, Hastings 1959.

Putting out the washing on the beach c1890.

Putting out the washing on the beach c 1890.

Hastings Station c1930

Hastings Station c 1930.

East Parade 1900

East Parade 1900.

Milo's Gas explosion in the early 1960's.

Milo’s Gas explosion in the early 1960’s.

Packing fresh fish in ice 1900.

Packing fresh fish in ice 1900.

I'll tell you a tale! 1900.

I’ll tell you a tale! 1900.

Shoe shine, But he has no legs! 1900.

Shoe shine, But he has no legs! 1900.

New Sewage works on Rock-a-Nore 1870.

New Sewage works on Rock-a-Nore 1870.

Centre of the Old Town 1905 before any destruction had taken place.

Centre of the Old Town 1905 before any destruction had taken place.

All Saints Street 1890.

All Saints Street 1890.

George Street 1908.

George Street 1908.

Flower Sellers

Flower Sellers c1910

Toffee Apples c1910

Toffee Apples c1910.

Sea Shell Stall c1910.

Sea Shell Stall at the end of Beach Terrace c1910.

Newspaper Boys c1910.

Newspaper Boys c1910.

Ice Cream sellers again c1910.

Ice Cream sellers at Denmark Place, again c1910.

Paddling on the seashore c1910.

Paddling on the seashore c1910.  The boat behind them is the pleasure yacht ‘Albertine’ and what the children are standing on is the very short sea outfall that is still there today at Harold Place, but then the water discharge was not as pure as it might be of today!

Crabbing c1910.

Crabbing c1910.  The little girl right in centre front didn’t care much about getting her clothes wet to the arm pits!! But she did have a hat on!

The beach and having a good time c1910.

The beach and having a good time c1910.   The yacht coming ashore could either be the ‘Albertine’ or ‘The Skylark’ but too far away to distinguish.

Bourne Street 1911.

Bourne Street 1911.

The start of building the Palace of Varieties (otherwise known today as what was the Cinema Deluxe).1880

The start of building the Palace of Varieties 1880, (otherwise known today as what was the Cinema Deluxe). The Palace opened in 1901.

Bedfrord Hotel

Bedfrord Hotel probably around 1900.

Castle Street 1959.

Castle Street 1959.

Fishmarket 1905.

Fishmarket 1905.

Pelham Place 1934, wouldn't it be lovely to have the road as this today still?

Pelham Place 1934, wouldn’t it be lovely to have the road as this today still, with Castle Street still open to traffic, probably not to everyone’s liking now I know??

Roebuck yard 1870.

Roebuck yard 1870.

Ice Cream

Ice Cream by Dimarco’s delivered all over the town as a first mobile Ice Cream seller. c1955.

Levetleigh in Dane Road before the fire!

Levetleigh in Dane Road before the fire!

Levetleigh now being burnt out. This was an arson attack by the Suffragettes, and set on fire by Kitty Marrion using brown paper and red jam to cover the windows to stop the sound of smashing glass. Fire was raised in several locations around the house, hence the damage caused in a short time.

Levetleigh now being burnt out. This was an arson attack by the Suffragettes, and set on fire by Kitty Marrion using brown paper and red jam to cover the windows to stop the sound of smashing glass. Fire was raised in several locations around the house, hence the damage caused in a short time.

This same picture was used in the episode of the famous TV 'Midsomer Murders' depicting a faire in Somerset!

This same picture was used in the episode of the famous TV ‘Midsomer Murders’ depicting a fire in Somerset!

Levetleigh from another angle.

Levetleigh from another angle.

This was the home of MP Harvey Du Cross. He had vacated the premises the week earlier to take up residence in London, all his goods and possessions were moved out before the fire, but that didn't stop the suffragettes in making their case known to the country when they demanded VOTES FOR WOMEN.

This was the home of MP Harvey Du Cros.
He had vacated the premises the week earlier to take up residence in London, all his goods and possessions were moved out before the fire, but that didn’t stop the suffragettes in making their case known to the country when they demanded VOTES FOR WOMEN.

After the storm.

After the storm at Easter 1913.

Tram coming out of Meadow Road (Queens Road as known later).

Tram coming out of Meadow Road (Queens Road as known later).

Laying of tram rails at Silverhill.

Laying of tram rails at Silverhill c1906.

Having a good time. c1906

Having a good time. c1906

The Fishmarket with Pleasant Row in the background. 1906.

The Fishmarket with Pleasant Row in the background. 1906. The new Bourne Road cuts through just behind the people standing here.  The fuzzy image of a person on the left isn’t a ghost but someone who didn’t keep still whilst the lens cap was taken off the camera to take the photo, as with glass plates etc in those days you took the lens cap off and counted anywhere between 5 and 8 seconds for the image to set on the glass plate before replacing the cap.

baldslow-mill

Baldslow Mill c1906.

Mastins great fire

Mastins great fire, December 1904.

Mastins of Castle Street.

Mastins of Castle Street. 1904.

Mastins.

Mastins. 1904.

Mastins

Mastins again 1904.

Mastins

Mastins 1904

Mastins after what the fire did to the building.

Mastins after what the fire did to the building.

 

All the floors had been completely burnt away and the rear of the building had collapsed.

All the floors had been completely burnt away and the rear of the building had collapsed.

 

Fighting a lost cause as the building reduced to ashes, but was completely rebuilt some years later.

Fighting a lost cause as the building was reduced to ashes, but was completely rebuilt some years later.

1911 All-Saints-Street

All Saints Street 1911

 

Spiders Web Cafe at the junction of Sedlescombe Road North (A21) and Junction Road c1933

Spiders Web Cafe at the junction of Sedlescombe Road North (A21) and Junction Road c1933

 

Same location c1933

Same location c1933

 

Tram passing the bombed site of the Swan Hotel High Street in 1959

Tram passing the bombed site of the Swan Hotel High Street in 1959

 

Bottom of High Street 1959

Bottom of High Street 1959

 

Bohemia Road and the Wheatsheaf Inn 1910

Bohemia Road and the Wheatsheaf Inn 1910

 

Beach Terrace 1911

Beach Terrace 1911

 

Bottom of Havelock Road 1948 bomb damaged site for sale.

Bottom of Havelock Road 1948. Bomb damaged site for sale.

 

Breeds Place just prior to demolition in 1964.

Breeds Place just prior to demolition in 1964.

 

Caroline Place in 1948 after the war damaged properties await normal demolition.

Caroline Place in 1948 after the war damaged properties await normal demolition.

 

Dengates Furnishing store of Queens Road after the major fire rebuild of 1938.

Dengates Furnishing store of Queens Road after the major fire rebuild of 1938.

 

Devonshire Road c1910

Devonshire Road c1910 (With Earl Street Power Station chimney in the background).

 

Dines Barber Shop All Saints Street 1905.

Dines Barber Shop All Saints Street 1905.

 

East Beach Street 1930 (Notice the Net Shops on Winkle Island).

East Beach Street 1930 (Notice the Net Shops on or very near to Winkle Island).

 

East Parade 1946 (Tommy Lee's hairdressers on the corner, I used that place for years).

East Parade 1946 (Tommy Lee’s hairdressers on the corner, I used that place for years).

 

End of another era 1959 when all the trolley buse's were garaged here for the last time.

End of another era 1959 when all the trolley busses were garaged here for the last time before being sent to be scrapped or used in other towns in the north.

 

Family photo on the beach in 1895.

Family photo on the beach in 1895.

 

Fishing family on the beach 1894

Fishing family on the beach 1894

 

George Street 1910

George Street 1910

 

Havelock Road 1910

Havelock Road 1910

 

Inside the Gaiety Theatre before it became a cinema

Inside the Gaiety Theatre before it became a cinema c1900

 

Ladies Outing from Princes Hotel 10 South Terrace 1910

Ladies Outing from Princes Hotel 10 South Terrace 1910

Last remains of the old St Andrews Archway.

Last remains of the old St Andrews Archway. (Look out here come the Health & Safety Officer, where’s your hard hats!!!)

 

Malcolm Mitchells Government surplus stores in the High Street carry on their business after the premises next door fell foul to a bomb. 1948.

Malcolm Mitchell’s Government surplus stores in the High Street carry on their business after the premises next door fell foul to a bomb. 1948.

 

Memorial in 1881

Memorial in 1881

 

Thousands of postcards for sale on the stade in

Millions of postcards for sale on the Stade in 1905

 

New Lifeboat 'Cyril & Lilliam Bishop being taken to the old lifeboat house 1931.

New Lifeboat ‘Cyril & Lilliam Bishop being taken to the old lifeboat house 1931.

 

On the Stade 1890

On the Stade 1890

 

Old Lifeboat House being demolished for a road widening programme in 1959, this for a time served as the local Scout head quarters which I was one!

Old Lifeboat House being demolished for a road widening programme in 1959, this for a time served as the local Scout head quarters which I was one!

 

Old London Road near to Robertsons Hill 1908

Old London Road near to Robertsons Hill 1908

 

Old London Road Ore end 1905.

Old London Road Ore end 1905.

 

Again Old London Road Ore end 1910

Again Old London Road Ore end 1910

 

Pelham Place 1894, further along the buildings were demolished to make way for the building of the Hippodrome Theatre in 1897.

Pelham Place 1894, further along the buildings were demolished to make way for the building of the Hippodrome Theatre in 1897.

 

Perth Road 1910, advert for the trades of Adams & Jarrett, what they didn't do wasn't worth speaking about!

Perth Road 1910, advert for the trades of Adams & Jarrett, what they didn’t do wasn’t worth speaking about!

 

Queens Road 1910

Queens Road 1910

 

Queens Road Junction with South Terrace 1906 what appears to be a circus parade through the town.

Queens Road Junction with South Terrace 1906 what appears to be a circus parade through the town.

 

Regal Cinema London Road St Leonards opened 1932, closed in 1956 and demolished in 1973.

Regal Cinema London Road St Leonards opened 1932, closed in 1956 and demolished in 1973.

 

Regal Cinema taken from Warrior Square Railway Station c1971

Regal Cinema taken from Warrior Square Railway Station c1971

Road sweeper in Bourne Street c1900.

Road sweeper in Bourne Street c1900.

Robertson Street 1868

Robertson Street 1868

 

Rock-a-Nore Road 1905

Rock-a-Nore Road 1905

 

Selling fish at Breeds Place c1900.

Selling fish at Breeds Place c1900.

 

Selling Tea & Cakes on the beach 1911, I can see this being carried out today !

Selling Tea & Cakes on the beach 1911, I can see this being carried out today !

Shop on corner of Prior Road and Mt Pleasant Road 1910

Shop on corner of Prior Road and Mt Pleasant Road 1910

 

Shop on corner of Queens Road and Stone Street 1928, it was a record shop owned by Mr Jack London for many years.

Shop on corner of Queens Road and Stone Street 1928, (it was a record shop owned by Mr Jack London for many years).

 

Silverhill Junction in the fog in 1955, note all the mass of overhead wires.

Silverhill Junction in the fog in 1955, note all the mass of overhead wires.

 

St Matthews Road junction with London Road Silverhill c1910

St Matthews Road junction with London Road Silverhill c1910

 

Swan Hotel 1890

Swan Hotel 1890

 

The Cutter Inn at East Parade 1903.

The Cutter Inn at East Parade 1903.

 

The East Well 'Waste not want not' 1898

The East Well ‘Waste not want not’ 1898

 

Parade of busses from Bexhill through to Silverhill marks the last trolley bus to run in Hastings 1959.

Parade of busses from Bexhill through to Silverhill marks the last trolley bus/s to run in Hastings 1959. The new Diesel driven bus follows at the rear.

 

The old Clock House on Queens Road corner of Waterworks Road 1905

The old ‘Clock House’ off licence on Queens Road corner of Waterworks Road 1905

 

The old lifeboat house at the stade in 1915

The old lifeboat house at the stade in 1915.  Notice a rare picture of the ‘Rising Sun’ public house opposite.

 

Corner of George Street and High Street in 1958 when this shop was a PIE Shop, turning out hundreds of pies and sausages every day. Stood there outside for hours seeing the sausage machine at work pouring out endless lengths of sausages. Has been a restaurant for some years now.

Corner of George Street and High Street in 1958 when this shop was a PIE Shop, turning out hundreds of pies and sausages every day. Stood there many a time watching the sausage machine at work pouring out endless lengths of sausages. Has been a restaurant for some years now.

 

This is outside what is today St Andrews indoor market, but in 1895 was a dedicated livery stables.

This is outside what is today St Andrews indoor market entrance, but in 1895 was a dedicated livery stables.

 

Tram at the bottom of Harold Road 1918

Tram at the bottom of Harold Road 1918

 

Trolley bus in the High Street 1954. Not a lot of elbow room!!

Trolley bus in the High Street 1954.  Not a lot of elbow room!!

 

W.H.Mozley 1910

W.H.Mozley 1910

 

Waterloo Passage (Place) 1925 just prior to demolition in mass.

Waterloo Place 1925 just prior to demolition in mass.

 

White Rock Road under construction in 1915

White Rock Road under construction in 1915

 

West St Leonards goods yard 1929

West St Leonards goods yard 1929

 

Wyatts Castle Hill Road 1904

Wyatts Castle Hill Road 1904

 

York Hotel and Bars at the Memorial 1959

York Hotel and Bars at the Memorial 1959

 

The tower at the side was removed in 1928 to facilitate a road widening program, this picture dates from 1950.

The tower at the side was removed in 1928 to facilitate a road widening program, this picture dates from 1950.

 

This was taken from a glass slide dated 1866 looking along the parade towards the Queens Hotel.

This was taken from a glass slide dated 1866 looking along the parade towards the Queens Hotel.

 

A lovely beach scene in 1890, again taken from a glass slide.

A lovely beach scene in 1890, again taken from a glass slide.

 

Carlisle Parade in 1906.

Carlisle Parade in 1906.

 

Part of York Buildings in 1967.

Part of York Buildings in 1967.

 

This was the first County Court Chambers in Albany Road with John Collier Taylors on the ground floor, this picture dates from around 1968.

This was the first County Court Chambers in Albany Road with John Collier Taylor’s on the ground floor, this picture dates from around 1968. This was demolished to widen the road, but had a grade II listing, but to no avail to the Council!

 

Maypole 8 York Buildings in 1928.

Maypole 8 York Buildings in 1928.

 

Queens Road in 1982.

Queens Road in 1982.

 

Queens Road again this time in 1980.

Queens Road again this time in 1980.

 

Redferns in Castle Street 1941.

Redferns in Castle Street 1941.

 

Queens Road 1980.

Queens Road 1980.

 

Castle Street c1900.

Castle Street c1900.

 

Trolley Bus on Queens Road 1959.

Trolley Bus on Queens Road 1959.

 

Russel Street Grocers Shop in 1910, today it is home to a Haberdashery shop.

Russel Street Grocers Shop in 1910, today it is home to a Haberdashery shop.

 

Queens Road, Gas Showrooms built 1878. This picture taken in 1976. Note the garage next door selling secondhand cars.

Queens Road, Gas Showrooms built 1878.   This picture taken in 1976.    Note the garage next door selling secondhand cars.

 

Part of Queens Parade as it was pre 1979.

Part of Queens Parade as it was pre 1979.

 

More Queens Parade on Queens Road 1980.

More Queens Parade on Queens Road 1980.

 

Fads on Queens Parade 1980.

Fads on Queens Parade 1980, just into South Terrace on the corner.

 

Queens Parade in 1979.

Queens Parade in 1979.

 

Last of memories of Queens Parade 1982.

Last of memories of Queens Parade 1990/1.

 

Queens Parade in 1994 under the demolition hammer.

Queens Parade in 1994 under the demolition hammer.

 

Scotch Cafe on Robertson Street 1930.

Scotch Cafe on Robertson Street 1930.

 

Liptons Pork Merchants on |Robertson Street c1918.

Liptons Pork Merchants on Robertson Street c1918.

 

What was our wonderful central Coach Station next to the Town Hall and Central Cricket Pitch on Queens Road 1979.

What was our (wonderful!) central Coach Station next to the Town Hall and Central Cricket Pitch on Queens Road 1979.

 

Fishers furnishing shop on Robertson Street prior to their massive Fire! Picture taken in 1967.

Fishers furnishing shop on Robertson Street prior to their massive Fire! Picture taken in 1967.

 

Middle Street during deolition in 1977, note the small child perched high up on the roof and no scaffolding to break his fall, Health & Safety!! What's that?

Middle Street during demolition in 1977, note the small child perched high up on the roof and no scaffolding to break his fall, Health & Safety!! What’s that?

 

The Blue Dolphin Fish & Chip shop at the bottom of High Street 1965. Note the price of fish & chips then 2/- how expensive!!!

The Blue Saloon Fish & Chip shop at the bottom of High Street 1965. Note the price of fish & chips then 2/- a bag.  Now named the Dolphin.

Cottage in All Saints Street now under the preservation of the "Hastings Cottage Improvement Society" c1857. Taken from a glass slide.

Cottage in All Saints Street now under the preservation of the “Hastings Cottage Improvement Society” c1857. Taken from a glass slide.

 

Aerial view of the Old Town & Stade 1948.

Aerial view of the Old Town & Stade 1948.

 

Beach entertainers 1890, again taken from a glass slide.

Beach entertainers 1890, again taken from a glass slide.

 

The last we shall see of Scott James and

The last we shall see of Scott James and the shops above 1994 (that was once owned by Dengates).

 

Castle Street in 1982.

Castle Street in 1982.

 

Caroline Place in 1890, taken from a glass slide.

Caroline Place in 1890, taken from a glass slide.

 

Catching up with the news opposite the Queens Hotel top of Harold Place 1910.

Catching up with the news opposite the Queens Hotel top of Harold Place 1910.

 

Fishermen's Fish Basket Race at the Stade 1910.

Fishermen’s Fish Basket Race at the Stade 1910.

 

Getting all tucked up in readiness for a quick paddle 1903.

Getting all tucked up in readiness for a quick paddle 1903.

 

Latest fashion in swimwear 1922.

Latest fashion in swimwear 1922.

 

Pelham Place 1902.

Pelham Place 1902.

 

On the beach 1903.

On the beach 1903.

 

Goat Cart on the parade 1910.

Goat Cart on the parade 1910.

 

Fairlight Road 1905. You certainly won't get this view across the valley today!.

Fairlight Road 1905. You certainly won’t get this view across the valley today!

 

Grosvener Gardens before Grosvener Crescent was built on the right hand side under the cliffs, Picture dates from 1850, again taken from a glass slide.

Grosvener Gardens before Grosvener Crescent was built on the right hand side under the cliffs, (looks as if the grounds were occupied by either builders huts or some form of beach hut?) Picture dates from 1850, again taken from a glass slide.

 

Old London Road, the shops seen here are now occupied by Winchester & Sons, picture dates from 1910.

Old London Road, the shops seen here are now occupied by Winchester & Sons, picture dates from 1910.

 

Priory Road School for Boys opened on September 18th 1891, but now redeveloped into apartments. Picture dates from around 2013.

Priory Road School for Boys opened on September 18th 1891, but now redeveloped into apartments. Picture dates from around 2013.

 

Cambridge Road 1870, taken from a glass slide.

Cambridge Road 1870, taken from a glass slide.

 

Ore Village Jnc Fairlight Road c1910.

Ore Village Jnc Fairlight Road c1910.

 

Temperance Movement selling refreshments and flowers on the beach at Harold Place 1900s.

Temperance Movement selling refreshments and flowers on the beach at Harold Place 1900s.

 

Carlisle Parade 1866 prior to Palace Hotel being fully built. Taken from a glass slide.

Carlisle Parade 1866 prior to Palace Hotel being fully built. Taken from a glass slide.

 

Ore Village c1910.

Ore Village c1910.

 

Harold Place 1890. Taken from a glass slide.

Harold Place 1890. Taken from a glass slide.

 

Rock-a-Nore 1890. Taken from a glass slide.

Rock-a-Nore 1890. Taken from a glass slide.

 

Can't make out what's going on at Carlisle Parade, but where do I sit! 1910.

Can’t make out what’s going on at Carlisle Parade, but where do I sit? 1910.

 

Royal Oak Hotel on Caroline Place that suffered immense bomb damage during the second conflict and was consequently demolished along with many others to make way for "Holmdane House". This picture dates from 1910 prior to any damage.

Royal Oak Hotel on Caroline Place that suffered immense bomb damage during the second conflict and was consequently demolished along with many others to make way for “Holmdane House”. This picture dates from 1910 prior to any damage.

 

Winkling the whelks c1900. Taken from a glass slide.

Winkling the whelks c1900. Taken from a glass slide.

 

Charabanc trip to Eastboure (No not round the lighthouse!) starting at Robertson Terrace 1928.

Charabanc trip to Eastbourne (No not round the lighthouse!) starting at Robertson Terrace 1928.

The Wheatsheaf Inn c1910

Woolworths in 1926

Girls High School in 1920, now Helens Wood.

Castle Street in 1910, Mastin Bros in front.

Castle Street as rebuilt but before the new Albert Road was sliced through the shops! Picture taken in 1970

Corner of Wellington Square in 1982.

Wellington Place and York buildings looking through from Castle Street c1912.

130 Queens Road. c1910

Home of Harvey Du Cros.

Palace Pier 1932

Palace Pier by night c1910

Palace Pier July 1909, building the Skating rink.

Piling for St Leonards Pier 1890

Interior of the Roller Skating rink at Palace pier 1910

Interior of Restaurant st Leonards pier 1910

Interior of the tea room palace pier 1910

Roller Hockey on Palace pier 1920’s

South Colonnade 1905

The Kursaal Palace Pier 1910. Whist Drive night.

St Leonards Palace pier 1910

1910 Metcalf & Kirkpatrick (Woolworths bought the site and replaced it with their shop)

Castle Street c1910

Cinque Port Arms & 106, All Saints Street in 1924.   A drawing by Leslie Badham.

Adama & Jarrett Norman Rd c1905

Beach photographer Mr Pearson trying to organise some people for a photo 1911

Bradfords steam laundry Newspaper advert 1909

Bulverhthye Road corner of Arnside Road 1910. Shop now under the title of FAT SUES.

Chapel Park Road, St. Leonards c1905

Dimacos  Wellington Place 1929

East Parade fish auction 1905

Grand Parade, St. Leonards c1905

 

Hardwicke Rd on right hand side of picture 1902

 

Hastings Railway Station main hall in the late 1980’s prior to the new upgrade of the 21st century!

 

Hickman Bros Butchers on Queens Rd 1910

 

Lifeboat House 1898 (3 years before the East Hill lift was built (1901))

 

Ore Village c1910 (If you don’t watch out, you will get your wheels caught in the rails!!)

 

Regal Cinema on London Road St Leonards in the early 1950s.

 

Grocers Shop corner of Ashburnham Rd & Old London Rd taken in 1911  ( What we knew as the China Parade, but now a Charity Shop) (Formally known as London Road, before being renamed as Old London Road)

 

St Leonards Arch c1830

 

Submarine U118. More people tried to get aboard than a popular amusement arcade, people flocked in from far and wide to get a view of the Submarine and have their photo’s taken. 1919.

 

The Elite Cinema (that was!)

 

The grounds attached to the Town Hall in Queens Road before it became the central bus station, for trips and outings etc,. Picture dates to 1904.

 

Tiger Inn Stonefield Rd 1893, really in need of a good paint up! (I hope that no one adds a few letters to the VO  M in the window!)

 

Top Shop, but was John Collier (John Collier, John Collier the window to watch!) on the corner of Queens Road and Albert Road, prior to the redevelopment.

 

 

Walton & Co Fishmongers Queens Rd 1910

 

Volkes electric railway at Bulverhythe before it got moved to Brighton.

 

Parker Road ‘Tramways Power Station’ undergoing some maintenance. c 1910.

 

42 George Street c1908
by the west hill lift.

 

A lesson on how NOT to park your car on the Sea Front 1930

 

 

The building next to Woolworths was a Ministry of Foods Office, also to where you could pick up food coupons just after the war. Photo dictates to 1956.

 

Bulverhythe 1925

 

Last Omnibus 23 Dec 1906

 

Again the last Omnibus on December 23rd 1906 at Grosvener Gardens.

 

Bryant & Sons  c1905

 

Baston Lodge, Upper Maze Hill, c1900

 

Dengates fire on Queens Road 1938

 

Dengates fire 1938

 

Cornwallis Terrace when the trolley buses passed here in 1956

 

Cornwallis Terrace and Gardens 1910

 

Dawes Corner Jnc Priory Rd & Frederick Rd 1903

 

Going on an outing, Havelock Road 1926

 

Hastings fishermen c.1890

 

Happy Harold at Grosvenor Crescent in 1956.

 

Hastings Salvation Army – the new Citadel in St. Andrews Square. c1935

 

Havelock road 1910

 

Priory Street Institute c1900

 

Priory Street after the Institute was transformed from a nice looking building to this! c1983

 

Penny Dinners Ore c1903

 

Shrimping under the East Hill, Hastings c.1890

 

Snow on the beach, but work still goes on mending the baskets c.1890

 

Powell’s Library, Hastings c.1820

 

Station Road in 1940

 

Remains of schooner on Hastings fishing beach c.1890

 

The Aristocrats on Hastings Pier c1916

 

Tea pavilion on East Hill 1949

 

The catch. Hastings fishing beach c.1890

 

The Iron Fort – Original home of Hastings Citadel Salvation Army. c1884

 

The Volunteer Pub Middle Street c1910

 

Tower Road, St. Leonards c.1905

 

Wellington Road 1908

 

Winchelsea Road 1905

 

Day trippers on St Leonards Pier 1909

 

More people on the Pier in 1911

 

Yet again, more trippers on St Leonards Pier 1910

 

Bottom of Old London Rd 1905

 

Bradfords steam laundry (Off Bexhill Road) 1906

 

Braybrook Terrace c1910  This terrace of houses were demolished when the Southern Water Storm Tunnel was built.

 

Eversfield Chest Hospital West Hill Road St Leonards  1906

 

Fishing Beach from a water colour dated 1890

 

Hastings to Bexhill tram going past Bulverhythe 1908

 

Hastings woolworths 2004  Just thought it would be nice to remember our Woolies!!

 

Hollington c1905

 

Part of Hollington Old Lane 1960

 

Plummer Roddis Home delivery horse and covered wagon. 1906  Nothing too much trouble!

 

Queens Hotel 1863  This is an artists drawing of what the Queens Hotel was going to look like when finished.

 

Queens Road in 1960, this was even before the petrol filling station was built, let alone the new flats of Osbourne House moved from the Ridge Jnc Elphinstone Road.

 

Queens Road c1975 If you look in the distance you will not only see the Gulf petrol station on the near left but the old petrol filling station top left which later became a car lot. There have certainly been a vast change of businesses in this location since!

 

St. Andrews Church, Queens Road 1907

 

 

 

William Mercer corner Duke Road 1891 Silverhill. Unfortunately, this shop has long gone and been converted into a near normal house. The main facade has been partly preserved in the conversion, but the only remaining part still in existence today is the brick pillar behind the shop keeper. Look for it as you pass through Silverhill.

 

Blomfield Terrace c1905

 

Chapel Park Road c1905

 

Cornwallis Gardens c1905

 

East Hill from Beach 1898.  Taken from a glass slide.

 

Eversfield Chest Hospital c1910

 

 

Hollington c1905 Probably part of the old Battle Road.

 

Interior of Hastings Pier Ballroom c1950

 

London Road c 1905

 

Mount Pleasant Church 1901 Taken from a glass slide.

 

Net Mending 1890, again taken from a glass slide.

 

 

 

Newgate Road c1905

 

Park Road 1923

 

Silverlands Road c1905

 

Silverlands Road c1906

 

Stockleigh Road c1905

 

West Hill Road c1905  The Eversfield Chest Hospital.

 

Church Street c1905

 

Hurst Court c1955

 

Hurst Court c1955

 

Langham pub shortly after its closure c2008

 

Silverhill Tavern, Sedlescombe Road North, when it was in business as a pub, but today the site has been transformed into a row of 3 terraced houses.

 

 

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