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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)

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)

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)

Miss Canning did not have the haberdashery store, that was Mrs Graham and her shop was next door to Stows Stores.  In the back was a little tea room and a girl called Lilly Bodice worked with her.  The shop and cottage she lived in was left to Lilly when Mrs Graham passed away.  Miss Canning sold the papers, sweets, (...Read full memory)

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

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)

Hi, This is a long shot I know; but does anyone know of a John Miles - will be aged between 36-40 now. About 20 years ago he used to live at Sea Bank Cottage, Sea Bank Lane but moved, and we lost contact. All I know is the above, and that he used to work in an arcade in Ingoldmells called 'Tickled Pink' then worked (...Read full memory)

Yes do remember the Chip Shop in Chapel St Leonards that was run by Ben, as a young girl we used to often go there so no doubt were served by Margaret, are you any relation to Eileen, and were you or your parents in the Lincolnshire Floods?

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.

John and May Mcgahan worked in a Chapel-St-Leonards' chipshop for Ben? My mother was called Margaret Mcgahan. Does anyone remember them? Did you work with them? I would like to find out more.< also trying to find my dad alan smith who worked at the neptune and lived in the chalets next door i think he moved away with his dad to build boats