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by ColinL
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Old Buildings and Streets
Topic: pram shop
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: pram shop

I have found this from the local paper dated 14 Dec 1940 that shows that the then existing firm was taken over by Frank Gambrill that month so it may have existed for around 40 years
by ColinL
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: October 14
Replies: 3
Views: 1012

October 14

Happy Hastings Day.

Hope the festivities over the weekend are fun for all.
Here's one in the eye

and many have immigrated since the Normans came across without a single passport!

Best wishes
by ColinL
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Old Buildings and Streets
Topic: pram shop
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: pram shop

The newspaper items were from early 1950s. I remember the store up until late 1970s when I left the town but I have no idea when it was founded. In the period pre and post 1950 there were a number of stores in the town centre (and possibly St Leonards?) that would have sold such baby things. Perhaps...
by ColinL
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Old Buildings and Streets
Topic: pram shop
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: pram shop

Images Gambrills were the sole agent for Marmet in Hastings. The cuttings are from the local paper The Hastings & St Leonards Observer. Queens Road was then one of the two main shopping streets in the town. It was always busy. (Other people may disagree but the other one was Roberston Street. - ...
by ColinL
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Old Buildings and Streets
Topic: pram shop
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: pram shop

Hello
Attached press cuttings from the 1950s. Ken Gambrill was educated at Hastings Grammar School and former pupils were known as Old Hastonians. He was active in the Old Boys Association.

Hope the attached are interesting
by ColinL
Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Old Buildings and Streets
Topic: The Regeneration of Queens Road
Replies: 19
Views: 2785

Re: The Regeneration of Queens Road

What is now Cambridge Road is a long established route from the then village of Hollington into town, the old church of St Michael's near White Rock and then further on to St Mary Mags would have presumably been on the track. A Grand Jury in 1832 calls the lower part, a road "from the old Prior...
by ColinL
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Amber Rudd
Replies: 23
Views: 4203

Re: Amber Rudd

Maiden speeches, are by protocol, expected to be general and include praise for the 'honourable member' they have defeated. Mhairi Black of the SNP, the youngest MP with her maiden speech defied protocol and went straight for the Tories jugular vein and tore into their social security programme and ...
by ColinL
Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Amber Rudd
Replies: 23
Views: 4203

Re: Amber Rudd

My brother is a local resident and has written to her about two or three matters, and although she addresses him as Dear Peter, (a little too familiar but seemingly friendly) then proceeds to to give the most managerial PR letter full of 1990/2000s buzz words, that sound good but when analysed say a...
by ColinL
Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Forbidden Fruit, 119 Queens Road
Replies: 32
Views: 5593

Re: Forbidden Fruit, 119 Queens Road

Fighting? Was it handbags at dawn! :D If considered to be non-pc, some gay people now use words that were considered anti gay such as queer or battyman & similar words to challenge the negative use, thus neutralising the negativity. Strangely enough, the CHE (campaign for homosexual equality) ar...
by ColinL
Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: The EU Referendum
Replies: 70
Views: 8917

Re: The EU Referendum

I am not sneering or hating at anyone middle, upper class, working class or not.Successful and achievers It was young Nigel himself who was insulting the MEPs, when he suggested they had not had proper jobs. You will see that I used proper in quotation marks, rather than on its own. It was he who wa...

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