Hastings, Martello Tower c.1880
Photo ref: H36302
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A Selection of Memories from Hastings

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Can anyone local to Bexhill on sea remember a boarding school or children's home on Cantaloupe road late fifties/sixties please forgive the spelling any information would be helpful Thanks in advance
I was born and grew up in 10 North Street and I remember this as the dairy at the end of the street.It was owned and run by a lovely old spinster and her deaf brother. My Mum and Nan were friends with her ( I can't remember her name ),and I have fond memories of her giving me a bottle of orange juice often when I was playing out.
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 When I went back down Memory Lane in the early 2000s I was sad to discover the park had been replaced by housing. Thank you for the information - now corrected. Ed
My father, Albert Victor Catt, known as Vic, worked for Mr Gower for many years either side of WW2. My father had a curvature of the spine which prevented him for joining the forces so he was employed to produce food during the war years. For a short period during the war he was employed to repair houses damaged by bombing in the Romney Marsh area. Otherwise he worked on the field at St Helen's ...see more