Chapel St Leonards, Happy Days Caravan Site c.1960

Memories of Chapel St Leonards


Can anyone remember what year the original Benvenute burnt down? Thanks. Dave W.

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)

The blind man was my uncle Bernard Lamiman. He was supported by St Dunstan. He was a lovely gentle man, I used to sit on the sea wall with him chatting, and he always showed me his braille pocket watch.

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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