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by cbe
Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: Schools in All Saints Street?
Replies: 27
Views: 4180

Re: Schools in All Saints Street?

Don't know of a school in All Saints St but the Ragged School Gerry refers to was in Tackleway and opened in 1863.
The school in Bourne Walk opened in 1863 as The Boys British School being renamed in 1874 as Bourne Walk School
by cbe
Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: H Orchard Butchers Shops
Replies: 19
Views: 2391

Re: H Orchard Butchers Shops

Great pics of the butcher's shops. No idea at all where the '22' shop was but I can declare an interest in the other site. My wife's uncle, Charles Adams, used to have that shop (still as a butchers) in the 1940s, 50s and 60s (and possibly earlier) and his son Colin took it over thereafter. The alle...
by cbe
Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Hastings Pier
Replies: 35
Views: 4491

Re: Hastings Pier

Hi Derek - sent my last post before reading yours.... A few
years ago I went on the Waverley (probably the same one
as they were advertising it as the last sea-going paddle steamer)
I got it from Rothesay (Isle of Bute) and went on a trip
(I think) to Harris
by cbe
Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Hastings Pier
Replies: 35
Views: 4491

Re: Hastings Pier

I think they should get boat trips going again too.
Been to many places around the British Isles coast
and very many of the resorts offer boat trips of one
type or another. Hastings is the exception.
Obviously it is not commercially viable but it would
be nice if it could be given a try
by cbe
Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Lost Relatives / Friends
Topic: My great, great grandfather!
Replies: 15
Views: 2063

Re: My great, great grandfather!

Yes Alan - I emailed you the ad at 8.32 last night...It hasn't
come back as 'failed' so I assumed you had received it. I did
tell you I was not very computer literate..I will send it again
by cbe
Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Lost Relatives / Friends
Topic: My great, great grandfather!
Replies: 15
Views: 2063

Re: My great, great grandfather!

Alan - I can tell you that your man was at 6 East Beach Street as early as Aug 1875 and that WAS his place of work too. I have spotted an advert in the local paper from George Hemmings Watson. He seems to have been a bit of a comedian from the wording . If you contact me directly I will send you the...
by cbe
Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Lost Relatives / Friends
Topic: My great, great grandfather!
Replies: 15
Views: 2063

Re: My great, great grandfather!

One more thing Alan - I have a book by Irene Rhoden about George Woods, a photographer based in Hastings in times of yore. In this book is a photograph of a man stood at the door of a shop holding a telescope and scanning the horizon. The shop sign says W.Dines The caption says in East Beach Street ...
by cbe
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Lost Relatives / Friends
Topic: My great, great grandfather!
Replies: 15
Views: 2063

Re: My great, great grandfather!

No and it would have helped if I had told you that this was on the 1891 census. This does not give any indication as to whether this address was also his place of work. Maybe a local can help with that - which after all was your original question.
by cbe
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Lost Relatives / Friends
Topic: My great, great grandfather!
Replies: 15
Views: 2063

Re: My great, great grandfather!

George H Watson 51 hairdresser born Rye lived at 6 East Beach St
with his wife Susannah and children, George H., Charles, Arthur,
Lizzie and Kate. Charles was a barber's assistant
by cbe
Sat Oct 10, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: High Speed Rail Bexhill, Hastings, Rye
Replies: 6
Views: 1664

Re: High Speed Rail Bexhill, Hastings, Rye

From the (selfish) point of view of a tourist who now ONLY travels to Hastings by train I would love to get down from London quicker. I travel from the North West to Euston and then from Charing Cross to Hastings....the journey time is almost identical !! No stops on the first leg and then 15 or 16 ...

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