Queens Rd Confectioners Hastings

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Leigh Kennedy… Queens Road, entrance to Cricket Ground.

Alan Esdaile… I remember it when it was a toilet.

John Wilde… me too.

Sparrow Baker… It then became a betting shop. My friend had the ambition to go in there wearing dark glasses and a white stick and piss on the counter.

Ju-ju Davies… my mum used to hurry me past there as a child because of the smell!

Mike Waghorne… Alan, my thoughts when I saw the photo, wasn’t that a toilet years ago.

Julie Findlay-jones… Mike, me too.lol

Lucy Knight… Is this where the Turret Grill is now?

Ju-ju Davies… yes

Andrew Bantock… I remember using it as a radio studio for the 28 day station Radio Cracker in the early 90s.

Tony Court-holmes… used to be able a single cigarette in there back in the day , we had it tough back then

Nick Prince… When I was on the management team at the Cannon Cinema in the late 1980’s it was a bookies.

Janet Brophy… I remember that

Jacqueline Marsh… I remember it too

Amanda Russell… Also the bus depot was there…

Sandra Francis… I still miss FADS that was on the other side. Nowhere in town with a decent selection of wallpaper now

Who remembers Dimarco’s?

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Mark Praid… Wow, this brings back memories of the one in Hove. The best hard ice vanilla you could get.

Dennis Torrance… Ice cream was amazing there so good. I remember going shopping with my mum price rite then egg and chips lime milk shake on Friday night thanks for the memories

Wendy Belton… Remember it well. Their ice cream was amazing.

Rachel Rayburn… It was my very first job! Saturday mornings serving coffee

Keith Blizard… Not only great ice cream, a wonderful family !

Mick Knights… All meeting up late Sunday afternoon for egg beans and chips before deciding which film to see in the evening, we were creatures of habit in those days

Lloyd Johnson… I do! Tony Di Marco went to my school and I had a summer job along the seafront towards the Old Town working for the family in their ice cream shop, just before George street…

Nastassja Kaschevsky… Used to go in there a lot, lovely family.

Dennis Torrance… My mum worked in the dimarcos under st marys in the castle early 60s I used to play the machines and eat the ice cream there to mums name was Ivy Torrance

William Wallace… the one in hastings gave u the biggest cup of tea in the world lol

Keith Cowper… One of my favourite places in the 50s and 60s

Chris Meachen… Some of my earliest memories are of my dad taking me in there,- He seemed to be friends with the owners (Mr Louis is the name I recall?) I used to have an egg & tomato finger roll followed by one of their fabulous ice creams. Went in regularly all through the years until they closed, much better than a poxy macdonald’s.

Andy Caine… So much time spent in there! The interior was beautiful.

Harry Randall…  see a lot of comments about the Ice Cream! Well a lot of people don’t realise the Ice Cream/Cafe opposite the “De La Warr” in Bexhill is the same family!

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Who remembers seeing bands in The Cricketers?


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Chris Giles… What year would this be… Frequented lots 1979 -1980’s but no live groups then only a jukebox.

Roy Penfold… Is that the pub that used to be (may still be) on the other end of the block to Pissarros?

David Bartlett… thats the pub.! nowadays its all closed up. On the corner by the entrance to St Andrews market. They were a music venue for a year or two. The cricket ground was still there and we cut a piece of the turf and kept it on the bar just before they built the precinct . I,ve had some very good times at the Cricks RIP. Pizzaro’s used to be the Two Princes. I had some good times down there as well lol

Dave Nattress… I certainly do but God alone knows who – was a long time ago and undoubtedly the Brown liquid had flowed!!

Hastings old postcards

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Spotty Herbert… I have just rediscovered my small collection of Hastings postcards, some of which are attached. I expect that these may well have been posted before, but I do hope that they will be of interest to some of you.

Graham Sherrington… lovely what a great a place to live in the 1950’s to 60’s I never really saw the Town after 1970 have joined up till I came back briefly in 1978 then moved to London

Peter Houghton… Thanks for posting this!

Dave Nattress… Thanks for posting. Really interesting.

Marilyn Spence… Amazing

Nigel Ford… Thank you, my 93 year old mother has spoken about the Bathing pool, but never seen it before and not been up the West Hill to look that way but regularly walk down the old High street, noteing the various properties. Not seen the Memorial as far back as that either….. save a squeeze for me…..


Albert Memorial Hastings – town centre memories

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Roger Simmonds… Happy memories!

John Gale… A great photo, not seen that one before

John Harper… I can remember all those vehicles!

Dennis Torrance… What a wonderful photo of the memorial takes me back .

Pete Houghton… Remember the memorial with grest memories

Petra Stevens… A tad before my time in Hastings i suspect. But used to meet up down there

James Towner… Fell of a motorbike going round it.

Stuart Moir… I migrated to Hastings around that time just before the local shits set fire to it. What for an arson attack ???

Lloyd Johnson… proper town centre!….

Tracy Birrell… I still ask for a return to the Memorial on the bus……

Dennis Torrance… Memorial was on most buses then . I moved up to Broomgrove 1967 at first the buses only went as far as the top of Parker road a long walk for me to get a 72

Alan Pepper… That’s a shilling please ! On the 133 from Hollington ! I’m guessing it was early fifties ?

Nigel Ford… No policeman on duty? There usually was. Is this early 60’s?

Monica Bane…Good old days. My husband was on duty in town most days ,I still have a pair of his white gloves when he patrol the traffic. We felt safer with our friendly Bobbie’s around!

Gerry Fortsch… I am no car expert but I think that is a Ford Consul in the front of the picture so that may be early 60’s?