Littlehampton, The Pier 1895
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This selection of vintage photographs shows some of our finest piers in their heyday, recalling their glory days when seaside piers were at the heart of the traditional British family holiday.

A Selection of Memories from Littlehampton

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I remember going to Littlehampton for a days outing with the Sunday school in teh late 1950's. I remember there were rides and also in particular a bingo place where I won 6 water glasses with coloured frosting around the edges. Now I wonder if it was Butlins. I didn't know Butlins had a camp there?
I was born in Littlehampton in 1950. My Grandad had a grocers shop in Maxwell Road and my Father had a green grocer / sweet shop in Church Street,next to the Palladium cinema. both shops were called Bere & Son. I went to Connaught Rd junior school and Maud Allan for girls. I would love to get in contact with people I went to school with, left Littlehampton in 1965 . My name was Jennifer Bere. I have lots of happy ...see more
We came to Littlehampton in the Summers of 1957-61. We stayed at Mrs Squires B n B in Albert Road. I spent my time either on the beach, the fun fair or just walking around the town (I was about 8 years old at the time). My dad and I played on the Putting Green/Crazy Golf on West Green, when did this close?. I remember a speedboat called Miss Littlehampton and a severe gale one night which almost blew the Helter ...see more
I worked at the Beach Hotel in the early 1990s. I worked as the Restaurant manager ,the last one just before it closed . All so sad . It was supposed to be fully refurbished,but it all fell through. The Hotel was so busy, and popular , and loved so much . I remember the manager (Roy Edicar) saying that it more than payed its way. Very tired looking, but nobody seemed to mind . Some lovely ...see more