photo: Hastings Museum & Art Gallery https://www.facebook.com/hastingsmuseum
The Blue Saloon chip shop. c.1970s
Paul Cullen… Best chip shop when George had it
Jacqueline Marsh… That was my grand dad’s fish n chip shop back in the 40’s – 50’s. Bill Shirley he went on to have the Duke of Wellington public house known as The Silver Dollar by the old baths and wash house back of the Hastings wall. In those days the fish and chip shop had a third floor where we kids were sent when our mums worked down below. There were 5 girls and 1 son. All the girls worked at one time or other for their mum and dad. They were known as the Shirley girls and they were all very glamorous and very stylish back in the day
Graham Sherrington… Such Memories Jacqueline
Andy James Long… Is that what is now the Blue Dolphin chip shop?
Dudley Mendenhall… yep and still is I do believe, not been home for a few years now. That’s my mum and nan with my uncle Dick with me being held by nan.
Fred Marsh… I wonder why they knocked it down, was there no listing?
Tony Court-holmes… it burnt down
Jeff McCall… My grandmother worked there. Mabel Eldridge.
Peter Ellingworth… Photo from before 1971- note pre decimal money still in use then. Dates from early to mid sixties I would think.
Dudley Mendenhall… that’s about 1971-72. It’s my family
Peter Ellingworth… The UK changed over to decimal currency in mid-Feb. 1971, so I would have thought the photo was no later than that- although if you remember signage in the old currency was still displayed in some places for a time afterwards.