Southbourne, The Pier And Beach 1908

Memories of Southbourne


My grandparents lived in Stourwood Avenue near junction with Stourwood Rd. I visited most years (age 3 to 15). Some houses on the top of the were in danger of falling over the cliff & had to be taken down. Gordon Hotel at top of road ( occupied by military during war & demolished shortly after). Of course (...Read full memory)

I was at Mount Pleasant School as a boarder for 6 years from 1946 to 1952. The school was in Dalmeny Road but apparently was taken down in 1965. I have been trying to find anyone who attended this school. Before going to school there I lived in Southern Road during the last 3 years of the war and remember all the (...Read full memory)

As a young schoolboy in Southbourne from 1954 to 1956 I loved to walk to and fro in Fisherman's Walk. There were red squirrels which were fairly tame and would take food from my hand if there were not too many people about. This was only a mile from my home in Petersfield Road and even nearer to (...Read full memory)

Year 1955 because it's central to the time we lived just a few doors down in a new bungalow (Khandala), from the Thorpe's café (it was west towards the roundabout, north side of the road) and one of my cherished memories as a child, is of walking down to the dliff steps (steep then) and standing halfway down (...Read full memory)

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