Queens Parade Hastings

photos supplied by Anthony ‘Nan’ Morland

Pete Houghton… Thank you for sharing this!

Claire Louise Maplesden… I remember this and wasn’t it much better than what we’ve got now! WHSmith was where Yates is and it was huge too!! ….then Woolworths 🙂 Gamleys (maybe the old Halfords? God knows what it is now) & you didn’t have the threat of an attack as you wandered through your town. Good days….& I’m only 36

Paul Foster… Remember it well , love to wind the clock back now and have another walk around

Judy Atkinson… That parade of shops was truly hideous, no great loss. The shops themselves may have been OK, but the building? Classic awful 50s/60s

Chris Meachen… There were some decent shops there at one time..

Paul Bannister… Chris, that’s the Hastings I remember!

Alan Esdaile… Chris, Huckells.

Keith Veness… Great shop Huckells

Angela Frances Gardner… Such an ugly building!

Neil Cartwright… Ha! Part of me wants to say “What? You mean it’s changed?” I remember FADS very well, and Roger used to work in the TV shop (Curry’s?) across the road.

Tracy Birrell… I love these old photos

Andy Knight… French’s (is that right) went in there and heard ‘Take me to the River’ for the first time playing in the shop, thank you Talking Heads

Merv Kennard… Still using amp and speaker’s bought in French’s very early eighties.

Chris Meachen… similarly, I Bought a JVC amp in about 1976 which is still going strong…

Merv Kennard… Sony amp,wharfdale laser 80 speakers.


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