Who else was born at Fernbank Old London Road Hastings?

3rd March 1977

Ian Cramp… My kids were born at The Buchanan

Steve Cooke… Oh yes, I was. Photo explains a lot about me I feel. Very Hammer House!

Steve Mann… Me

Paul Crimin… Why does a book by Charles Dickens leap to mind when I look at the picture of this building?

John David Martin… And me

Terry Corder… No me, I was born in St. Helen’s Hospital, but I used to pass Fern Bank twice a day going to and from school.

Samantha Blake… I was in 1967 x

Andrew Blake… I was in 1969 and so was my other half in 1973

Alan Esdaile… apparently the nurse dropped the scissors with me, when the chord was being cut.

Pauline Richards… Am not admitting to the year!

Ann Graves… My daughter was born there in 1969

Chris Meachen… My birthplace in 1955… Dad was a bus conductor, & would get his driver to stop in old london road, then run up to give mum flowers or chocs..

Stephanie Blackledge… My sister Nicky Dann

Nicola Dobson… I was born there in 1952

Tony Davis… I was

Margaret Trowell… Husband was born there in 1945.

David Edwards… Yep!

Sam Rosewell… My brother was born there in 1972 and I remember being taken there to see him and my mum! I think my dad may also have been born there in 1949

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Les Levett Ironmongers 460 Old London Road Ore Village. 1962

photo © Anthony ‘Nan’ Morland

Anthony ‘Nan’ Morland… Does anyone remember Les Levett Ironmongers?

Merv Kennard… Yes I do next-door to Christ church

Bookham Ally…

Peter Houghton… Thank you for sharing this

Jacky Mattelaer… I worked there as a Saturday girl in 1973/4

Judy Atkinson… Remember it well. My dad ran Ricketts & Fullbrook, the haberdashery where Catch 22 is now

Carol Acott… Judy, I went to the High School with Christine Fulbrook…

Chris Kennard… Carol, so did I. Same class as well I was Christine Russell

Fred Marsh… Judy, loved Fulbrooks, mum used to buy our school uniform material there, while we did the Harry Worth bit on the corner of the windows

Barry Potter… Remember getting paraffin on the pump outside!

Janet Brophy… Remember it well

Gary Benton… Used to be some great little shops in Ore Village, now there’s nothing much more than fast food take aways.

Dawn Leaney… Oh yes l remember it well, my Mum often took me in as a kid. I think she always came out with what she went in for.He sold lots of variety . In the days when you could buy individual nails etc!

John Gillett… I remember the smell of the shop

Heidi Millett… My mum used to clean their house it was a bungalow off Harold Road ..we used to spend a lot of time there chatting ..

Lloyd Johnson… I remember ’Les Levett’s’ in the Village. It’s Pete Trickett in the shades…

Ray Barry… Yes remember it well, Ore used to full of shops, a proper village. There was a corn merchant that I used to hold my breath as I walked past, as I didn’t like the smell cannot remember its name.

Jennifer Hemming… Great shop in fact ore village had some amazing shops unlike now , full of takeaways

Mick O’Dowd… Sara Lee charity shop now

Ian Quinnell… Remember it very well. He sold Pink paraffin, and A Johnstone just along the road sold Esso Blue paraffin.

Gerald Skinner… Thank you for putting up this photograph of my Grandfather’s shop and the warm comments about it. Both he and the shop formed a large part of my childhood

Ju-ju Davies… Does anyone remember the big shop which sold animal feed?



Anyone remember Callow For Radio Hastings?

Martin Richter… 6 watts ? my ears are bleeding

Peter Fairless… Pa Jennings would have turned it up to at least four, Martin.

Stuart Moir… I had one of those no power but a great sound .

Patrick Jeffrey… R H Callow, they had at least one Morris Minor van adorned with directional speakers for public address. They were employed by Guinness Hop Farms to entertain the hop pickers at Bodiam in the 1950’s

Hastings Motorcycles old advert

Judy Atkinson… I had a Moped like that (you don’t see them now). Used to do some crazy journeys on it, like Bristol – Poole weekends to see Tim when I was at college

Graham Sherrington… I had a POUCH MAXI?? in Hounslow got me back and forward to work for a couple of years 1978 onwards.

Micky Erends… I purchased one of the first motorbikes they sold from them in Ore village , it was a cherry red Honda 750 four K6 and they asked to display it on their opening day. it was a beautiful powerful machine for its time. When I did pick it up , I took the first ride through the Pett Level straight and could not believe how smooth and responsive it was ..wish I kept it !

Tim Moose Bruce… Anyone remember the bike show on the pier in 1978? Think that was Hastings Motorcycles. This also reminds me of the custom car show on the pier too.

Ralph Town… I too was a victim of easily available credit to buy my first learner 250.The amazing Honda 250N Superdream.Great bike and great times.

Jon Martin… Paid cash for my bsa 650 lighting from Groombridges I think it was 200 in 1974

The Royal Sussex Arms, Highbank, Old London Road Hastings

photo © Anthony ‘Nan’ Morland

Claire Finn… Had a few drunken nights there

Alan Esdaile… Used to drink in here when we went to the Round Table Youth Club. Probably about 12/13 and probably drinking cider!

Lyn Farkley Appleyard… Wow seriously wow……we used to go to the Youth Club attached to the Catholic Church Hall and drank coke cola straight from the bottle. Yep really wild eh? Later a building was especially adapted on the City Walls Road….. BRILLIANT and yes, we still drank soft drinks. Never used an illegal drug in my life…….can you imagine this sense of humour and drugs 🤔 Mind blowing or what🤯 Not tempted at all but not a prissy ninny. God Save Our King……. King Charles in Wales right now…….I bet he wished he could go to the local Youth Club when he was a lad!

Paul Phillips… What a great pub that was.. so many friends drank there together before we went off nightclubbing to finish our night off…too many names to mention but you all know who you are …true friends for life and love you all guys

William Wallace… used to go for a drink in there with me bird when i came home on weekend leave, my bird soon became my wife and still is after 39 years…great memories

Pauline Richards… It’s a pharmacy now. I used to work at Weavers opposite!

Angie Warren… Was a great pub !

Janet Brophy…. Remember This

Mike Mitchell… Loved a Sunday lunchtime pint or two there back in the day

Ken Phelps… My old home in the 70s

Bookham Ally… Slightly modified.

Jacquie Hinves… Remember it so well. Would pop in for a drink to wind down after a St Helens shift.

Paul Collins… It might be a pharmacy now but there’s definitely still less drugs in there than when it was the sussex!

Allan Mitchell… I remember those days Done Loads Of Boozing Here Great Memories.

Stuart Moir… Now a Chemist another sad end to a popular pub .

Vivien Eldred… Remember it well. Lived on high bank and often went for a drink here.

Keith Blizard… Remember a landlord called Paul he was a great guy !

Allan Mitchell… Keith, Most definitely. Paul And Angie

Miriam Moffat-Bailey… Keith, I used to help out on a Tuesday evening when Paul had it for a couple of hours in the 80’s lovely people

Clare Stuart… Paul is my Dad, they are both well living in Wales

Graham Matthews… The honey pot, always full of gorgeous nurses

Marcus de Mowbray… Now a pharmacy

Judy Atkinson… Used to do the quizzes there when Steve & Kim ran it. Max Splodge (Splodgeness Abounds) was a regular & played a very memorable Christmas gig there. Think it might have been the first pub I went to without my parents, aged about 14 (1/2 pint cider)

Jil Wild… St Helens nurses home local. Happy days.

Grant Burton… My stepdad Mick Baker drank in there

Tony Court-holmes… now there was a well run pub. Paul is still with us, I see his daughter Claire sometimes.

Mick Boss… I Remember Ron Bicker and his wife when I used the pub, they used to run Sussex County Darts from there in the 70’s. Ron asked us one night if we could get a 16′ christmas tree to go on the front entrance roof, yes mate no problem. Next day we spent 4 hours dragging the tree out the woods and onto the truck, it was so big the tip was bouncing up and down we couldn’t see to drive😂. Delivered the tree which took up half the carpark and Ron was over the moon. Go up the pub that night and Ron had cut 6′ off the top and stuck it in a pot, could not believe it. We risked getting nicked, struggled to get it to the pub and he cut the bloody thing up

Mike King…Had many a pint in there, mainly during the 70s. Used to get my haircut in Weavers, do my mum’s shopping along Mount Road where I also had my paper round – and mum worked at St Helens Hospital. Happy days.

Mick Boss… I wonder if they know there is a pumping station under the car park

Kev Towner… I have a great memory of a session in this pub with Amanda Brooks, does anyone else remember this?

Amanda Brooks… In the good old days, I remeber ‘ish …Sue and I always used to be in there.

Linda O’leary… I remember those days!