Carlisle Saloon and waiting shelter Hastings – early 1950s

photo supplied by Leigh Kennedy

Leigh Kennedy… Carlisle Saloon, Waiting Shelter, Underground Conveniences and rear of F.W Woolworths. Early 1950s. The Shelter and Conveniences were later cleared away for road widening and the Woolworths building was given a new facade, front and back in 1959.

John Gale… I remember the old man and his lady friend that lived in there at times around 1978 , very friendly, but boy did they smell. ?

Alan Esdaile… Remember the shelter, a bit smelly if I remember right! Also remember the toilets next door.

Harry Randall… It was never a “Waiting Shelter” I remember it well as an OAP Club!

Brigitte Lee… Do I remember catching the bus from there?

Jackie Hersee… Yes there was a bus stop there

Brigitte Lee… Thanks, the 151 to Harold Rd was my bus.

Virginia Davis… I used to catch the 151 from there also. Remember running across the car park the other side of the Carlisle to catch it.

Lucy Pappas… I remember having a weekly wait there of 55 mins after the town choir finished and the 208 to Fairlight arrived. I was 10 when I first started and continued my weekly wait for a number of years. It was a bit smelly but there was always something going on that was interesting to watch!

Lloyd Johnson… We’d take shortcuts through Woolworths in the 50s and 60s. I remember the Liverpudlian lads that arrived in the town during the Merseybeat Beat boom causing havoc in Woolworths once. They were really great fun always having some scam or other going on! A couple of them had a monkey that would jump on a tourists shoulder and the they’d take a photo. On this particular day they decided to let the monkey go on the rampage in Woolworths a diversion for their lawless activities ….it was so funny to watch….

Jan Warren… Lovely to see this again, remember me and my Mum waiting in that shelter for the bus back to Pett Level

Tony Court-holmes… forgot about them

Patrick Turner… I remember the monkey on the seafront, have your photo taken

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