Newhaven, The Hope Inn c.1965

Memories of Newhaven


My father's aunt and uncle lived in Newhaven. Ted Hoskins was his uncle's name, he was injured in the First World War and later worked at the lighthouse at the end of the breakwater before it was automated. His wife's name was May Jane.  After the Second World War I went with my parents many times to Newhaven for (...Read full memory)

It must have been in the late 1960s, I was on duty in the old watch house and, as was my habit, I was hooking out whiting out of the Harbour. Fish that at the time had no commercial value at market, and the fishermen threw them back in. I was so engrossed in my angling when a voice behind said "What's all this (...Read full memory)

Many's the time we wandered along the edge of the harbour and up and down the landing stages, studying the leathery faced fishermen's busy hands as they worked on the nets, or repaired lobster pots. We'd peep around, what seemed huge metal doors and gates clad in rusting wire mesh, to get a glimpse of the boat yards (...Read full memory)

I too lived in Evelyn Ave at No51 my Grandparents house. Also I was born in Evelyn Ave in the midwifes house. After 74 yrs I am unable to remember the number (in the 40s I think). I went to school at Meeching Primary. David Jones

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