Hastings, Lifeboat Station 1890

Memories of Hastings

I was a boarder at Sandrock Hall Convent, on the Ridge in Hastings and later when I had my own children I moved back there from London so that they could enjoy the seaside life while they were young. My son and daughter used to pack themselves a picnic and go off for the day to Alexander Park and spend the whole day out (...Read full memory)

I used to spend my summer holidays at my grandmother's house in Middle Street and remember spending many hours in the Olympia amusement arcade at the top of the road that led into the old town. There was a juke box which played he latest Elvis, Everley Brothers and Connie Francis records. There were dodgem cars and (...Read full memory)

Are you sure that's right? I lived in St Leonards (next door to Hastings) for several years, from about 1945 to 1955 and the front was always called the Promenade. But perhaps it was different back in 1925?? We lived in Blomfield Road, with a public garden opposite that was a wonderful place for us kids. When I went back (...Read full memory)

I remember my gran taking for walks along Bottle Alley in the summer in the late 1950s and early 1960s. I also remember her taking me on the last trolley bus to run. At the time she lived at 106 Bohemia Road, those houses have long since gone. I lived in Crowhurst at the time, I used to catch the train from Crowhust to (...Read full memory)

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