Chapel St Leonards, Chapel Point Beach c.1955

Memories of Chapel St Leonards


When I was a child in the 1950s and 1960s we went to chapel every year and stayed in a bungalow named FAIRVIEW which is on the corner of Sunningdale Drive and South Road. Across the road lived an AA man with his motor bike and sidecar, further round South Road lived a blind man who used to make (...Read full memory)

My grandfather had a holiday home that was washed away in the 1953 floods, it was a very unsual property from what I have been told, but have never seen an image of it. It was 2 old railway carriages that sat overlooking the sea about a half mile north of Chapel (...Read full memory)

I have spent many happy holidays in Chapel. My Dad had two weeks holiday from the Prudential and he and Mum and I would head off on hols. I specifically remember fossil hunting on Chapel Point beach, there I also learned to swim. I remember too the esplanade, there was a walk through with an amusement arcade (...Read full memory)

I have fond memories of our family holidays in Chapel St Leonards in the 1950s, it was also where some of my relatives lived and worked. I remember the giant fish that was washed up on the beach and I have a few old black and white photos of my family, including my grandma, sitting on the (...Read full memory)

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