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.

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

Holidays In Hythe

In the 60's, from 1965, I spent holidays (summer and Christmas ) at Langdown Rd with Mrs Spell and at Win and Bert Taylor's. I am French, I was 22 - 23 years old. Richard Spell and Ronnie Taylor were musicians and played in a group. A good friend, Tony Lowe, lived in Hythe (the Mead, Mullins estate) and played ...Read full memory

A memory of Hythe by Chaum Marie José