Milletts and Duncan Fosters Hastings

Supplied by Leigh Kennedy

Leigh Kennedy… Looking towards the passage leading to the seafront between Milletts and Duncan Foster. Bikers far left.

Julian Deeprose… Bikers through the arch as well as the Carlisle is there

John Mcewen… Used to ride through there as a short cut to the Carly.

Lloyd Johnson… I remember ‘Bikers’ when they were in George Street and sold Keil Kraft balsa plane kits which they displayed in their side window.

Ian Johnson… Yep I remember that

Neil William Michael McGuigan… Bumped into Paul McCartney in Milletts in the late 70s he was buying a lumberjack shirt

Stephen Moran… I bought my first pair of Levi’s there in 1969. I’m fairly sure they cost £3 2s 6p

Pete Brazier…What year was this pic taken please? (And what year did they change it?) I got vague memories of it like this but I know I was only young

Barry French… Duncan & Fosters served up some tasty pasties (Their sausage rolls were pretty good too)

Graham Sherrington… yes loved going into Duncans

Milletts Hastings Top Ten – 1978


Thanks to Pete Fairless for finding this commercial…

Jim Breeds… Bonjour matelot!

Wendy Weaver… I don’t remember the advert😗 I remember Millets – not in Hastings though. Graham said the Hastings Millets was where Argos is now?

Peter Fairless… Yep, it’s on the right…


Sue James… Used to always buy my Levi’s from there

Roy Penfold… Did they move over to the end of Queens Arcade at some point?

Peter Fairless… Probably, when their shop was demolished?

Alan Esdaile… I used to like Huckells.

Pete Fairless… Flash git!

Dave Nattress… Yes Alan, in the (my) smart stage as the hair got slightly neater and slightly shorter, Huckells and Fab Boutique were the places to go to to buy the horrendous flares, smart shirts with weird designs and platform shoes.  The disco’s of the day beckoned.  Milletts was also a good place to go to.  In Bexhill there was only Peter Jackson’s clothes shop on the corner of Sackville Road and Wickham Avenue.  Good for Levi 501’s and Dickies jeans in very dark Blue only and stiff as boards and it took lots of effort and washes to get them to begin to fade. The other must have were dark Brown suede type ankle boots called “fell boots” I think – distinct from the lighter “desert boots”.  Then for the military great coats, ex. US Forces combat jackets, (Korean war vintage I think), and general army surplus it was of course the trading post.

Tim Moose Bruce… Remember Baldocks in George Street?

Tony Court-holmes… allways got my jeans at Baldocks

John Beeching… Baldock’s for jeans, Malcolm’s boutique for most everything else.