Hythe, Hampshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Hythe and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Photo Books on Hythe

Browse 35 photo books on Hythe and the surrounding area.

Maintenance At Westcliff Hall Hotel

In about 1961 my family moved from Langdown Rd in Hythe to live in The Lodge, West St Hythe. I was 18. My dad had a building maintenance business and was soon contracted to take over the maintenance of the WestCliff Hall Hotel which at the time was managed by a Mr. Piggot. At that time, the building ...Read full memory

A memory of Hythe

May 1958 Stay

Our family stayed at the Westcliff Hall Hotel for a couple of weeks in May 1958. My father was working for Esso Chemicals in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, and was on temporary assignment to start up the Fawley Refinery. I was only eight but I remember the hotel, the food (not so great), and the wonderful lawn on which ...Read full memory

A memory of Hythe by George Ellis

Hythe Ferry And The Liners

From 1954-60 I travelled from Blackfield to the Gregg School in Winn Road. It was a 'long and winding' road by bus, so it became an adventure to travel by the Hythe Ferry. A walk or run up the pier, or a fun ride in the electric train started a journey across the water to the Royal Pier which varied day by day. ...Read full memory

A memory of Hythe by Clifford Clifford