Pauline Richards… Wasn’t it great!
Angela Mitchell… lovely
Andrew Clifton… That’s how it should be, now.
Lucie Topher… CoastalCocoa
Deb Hoad… Was closed the other day when I went past
Janet Rennie… Such a shame it’s not like that now
Leigh Mitchell… I used to love walking through there
Janet Brophy… What a disappointment how it looks now
Clive White… The good old days
Peter Houghton… It’s disappointing to go there
Graham Sherrington… Ponts Grocer and the Wet Fish Shop AND and the brilliant Butchers shop and the Watch shop RIX? I always looked in there just in case I could afford one. No I just saw in was Wren’s
Gil Hendy-Davies… Graham, Rixes was on the corner between Wellington Square and Queens Road. Opposite the side of the cinema. Dad always bought mums jewellery in there
Graham Sherrington… Gil, Yes how could I forget we lived in Russell Street for a while.
Karen Mitchell… Was so busy then. I worked in Ponts from 77 to 81 on Saturdays and school holidays
Lee Twigge… Was Wrens the jewellers? Sure it was there used to get my watch straps from. Loved it in there but still remember smell of fish as you walked in.
Shona Goobie… What a mess now so sad but Hastings is a mess now no shops just cafes, vaps , charity shops
Wendy Weaver… We don’t realise what we have got until it’s gone
Jean Brett… It’s horrible now no fish counter or nothing now it’s quite miserable
Tony Court-holmes… and now look at it so sad like most of Hastings
Pauline Sims… I remember Queen’s Arcade from the ’50s & ’60s, a lovely walkthrough. Laurie(?) Wren and his wife (sadly I can’t remember her name) were friends of my parents. Happy days
Georgie Kilby… Beautiful
Mike Waghorne… Didn’t John Logie Baird have his workshop in there ?
Alan Esdaile… Yes Mike, there is a mention on the wall.
Claire Kelly-Triance… Sad state town bloody awful
Judith Monk… I loved to look in Wren’s!
Samantha Tricker… This is how I remember it
Nigel Ford… Cathy’s great Aunt Betty (RIP) used to work in this flower shop for many years.
John Greenhalgh… All of those shops making a living and giving employment. Coach loads of day trippers and parking up on the Stade. How to wreck and ruin a town center!
Billy Rummery… There was a good bakery in there also
Carol Anne… Used to love walking through there whenever I went to Hastings from Bexhill, back in the day, sad to see it now
Graham Sherrington… Has the arcade shut down???
Alan Esdaile… No, still open. Matt Thomas took a photo of it this week…
Graham Sherrington… cor blimey
Sam Wallis… Rents are all too high now