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Richard
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Tiny Burger Building

Postby Richard » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:45 pm

Does anyone know the origins of the tiny burger grill building near Mr Bean coffee house and town hall Hastings?
It looks like a part of the town hall and built in the same style for some reason so what was its function originally?



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Tiny Burger Building

Postby Allen » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:56 pm

I seem to remember that it was the entrance to a public gents' at one time, but I could be wrong. Also the area next to the Town Hall at one time was some sort of a bus depot - maybe connected with that?





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Re: Tiny Burger Building

Postby davken » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:42 pm

Yes, this small building was a gents toilet in the 60's and 70's and later was converted into a small betting shop. The area behind the present entrance to the shopping centre was used as a 'stand' for the country buses and adjoined the Central Cricket Ground.




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Re: Tiny Burger Building

Postby Richard » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:52 pm

so it was built as a gent's toilet (or entrance to larger pissoir ?) in the 1960's ?
the mind boggles !!



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Re: Tiny Burger Building

Postby Olly » Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:03 am

Richard wrote:so it was built as a gent's toilet (or entrance to larger pissoir ?) in the 1960's ?
the mind boggles !!


:D :D Nice one Richard! :D

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Re: Tiny Burger Building

Postby Richard » Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:08 pm

The Turret entrance to the Central Cricket Ground, as was, the picture is c. 1910:
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Crowds at the Turret, entrance to Central Cricket Ground, Hastings c.1910 (Magic lantern Slide).jpg

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Re: Tiny Burger Building

Postby Geoff » Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:31 pm

Nice pic Richard. Do you mind if I stick it in the gallery?

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Re: Tiny Burger Building

Postby Richard » Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:45 am

Of course I don't mind, Geoff !!
as it's from a 1910 Magic Lantern slide I assume it's common property by now?

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Re: Tiny Burger Building

Postby Gerry Glyde » Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:52 pm

I am sure that the turret was as, is described as the entrance to the Cricket ground. Next to that was the gate entrance to the Coach Station and then the toilet was closer to the Town Hall entrance on the left of the station gates. In later years I have a vague memory that the turret may have been a porch for the coach inspector.

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Re: Tiny Burger Building

Postby Geoff » Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:09 pm

Richard wrote:Of course I don't mind, Geoff !!
as it's from a 1910 Magic Lantern slide I assume it's common property by now?


Added, thanks Richard. I have credited it to the library where the slide resides.
http://www.1066online.co.uk/gallery/old ... urret-1910


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