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by whiffler
Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: Aerial Photos
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Re: Aerial Photos

These 2005 photos of Hastings and Bexhill republished - 46 of them, so guessing they might get away from the sea front.

Good hunting.

https://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/heri ... se-3155039
by whiffler
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: kicking donkey grave stone
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: kicking donkey grave stone

The Kicking Donkey pub was behind the Swan in the old town, and as it was opposite The Hole in The Wall there was a saying that the kicking donkey made the hole in the wall.

Not heard mention of such a grave.
by whiffler
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: Railway Cottages Bo-Peep
Replies: 6
Views: 2114

Re: Railway Cottages Bo-Peep

I knew someone who had worked on the railway and bought their house in West Hill Road, and mistakenly thought these (140s numbered) were the old cottages. However, I now realise the cottages are atop the northern cliff created when the railway cut away the slope. The earliest block of cottages are n...
by whiffler
Fri May 07, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: Bohemia Road House Re-numbering
Replies: 10
Views: 2830

Re: Bohemia Road House Re-numbering

Very convoluted history, it seems. All images show the north-east side, which have had odd numbers on maps since 1950s. On the west side, a large curved house used to sit at the junction with London Rd (now part of the junction), and there were two bunches of 4 houses in the 1870s, these are now 18-...
by whiffler
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: Hastings Grammar School?
Replies: 1
Views: 736

Re: Hastings Grammar School?

Yes. Big clue is the columns of the Railway bridge across Queen's Rd. I believe the tree is adjacent to the Art block, sort of white and detached from the main building - upper right, across from railway tunnel. To enlarge you'll need an account, no charges. https://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/en/im...
by whiffler
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: Arthur Watson
Replies: 2
Views: 1251

Re: Arthur Watson

Hello all I'm looking for any information about my dads younger days (from birth to 18 years). His name is Arthur William Watson, born at Tower Road, St.Leonards. Sister Kay, brothers George & Billy. He lived at Willingdon Avenue with parents Arthur and Margaret(nee Barham). He was born 04/05/3...
by whiffler
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: Old Convent, Dunclutha Road, Now Demolished
Replies: 6
Views: 2280

Re: Old Convent, Dunclutha Road, Now Demolished

From OS maps 1874 - property is St. Helens 1878 - as above 1899 - name now Dunclutha 1909 - as above 1910 - as above 1929 - as above 1938 - as above 1955 - name now St John's Nursing Home - 2 maps 1962 - not named 1970 - Chapel (private) - large building appears 1975 - main building disappears, Chap...
by whiffler
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: Old Convent, Dunclutha Road, Now Demolished
Replies: 6
Views: 2280

Re: Old Convent, Dunclutha Road, Now Demolished

That image references Sir John Urquhart Bart. May give another strand to help in the search, along with a previous thread's info ... https://hastingsforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=1604 Also found reference to someone dying at St John's, Dunclutha Rd. Can't be certain that is the same place, but a 1964 ...
by whiffler
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: Old pictures of Warrior Square
Replies: 53
Views: 16078

Re: Old pictures of Warrior Square

We're glad to help - including stress-testing the porch at the opening cocktails.
by whiffler
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: Old pictures of Warrior Square
Replies: 53
Views: 16078

Re: Old pictures of Warrior Square

May be interesting to see any old details of the interior ... as it was back in the day.

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