The Yelton Hotel White Rock Hastings 1990
photo by James Meredith
the photo featuring the woman with no body!
Andrew Freeman… My old friend the late Johnny Woodhams used to say if you went to the loo here you went to the Yelton John! There are those who won’t get this I guess!!
Ian Johnson… Sunk a few pints in there
Paul Coleman… I worked in the kitchen of the Yelton for a weekend when I was fifteen, washing up. The chef was an Italian I think. Completely nuts with a habit of throwing big kitchen knives across the room when he was peed off – which was most of the time! One came a bit too close, so I walked. Didn’t even bother collecting my wages.
So the Yelton, (White Rock) still owes me!! Lol.
Peter Houghton… I worked there in the 70s before going to the Royal Victoria
Freddie Smith… My Nan and My Auntie Vi used to go their every Thursday. They would always have their Guinness’, with their treats brought from the drug store(the people behind the bar didn’t know ). In the school holidays I would join them, having coke and crisps.
Rupert Gilham… Takes me back
Mark Gilham… Rupert great days. Not forgetting the Chatsworth run by the lovely Paul and Lesley
Mark Randall… That lady was obviously the magician’s assistant when he performed at the Summer Special
Jane Owen Schaumlöffel… I believe it was named by its original owner, Mr Notley
Peter Houghton… Jane, That’s Right.
Karen Riggs… When did the Yelton become the White Rock Hotel?
Janette Morfey… when the current owners took over, they renamed it.
Pigs new years eve party – Pig In Paradise Hastings 1983
Wellington Pub White Rock Hastings with Ben on the piano 1977
Elaine Roberts… 50p for a double!
Dave Weeks… Who was Ben ?
Coco Pops… The poor Old Wellington wonder who has the sign???
Graham Marriott… I don’t know but it’s not a pub any more you can’t even tell where it was Alan and Dot Chapman were the best landlord and landlady the pub had in the 1980’s used to go in there after ice skating
Coco Pops… Its now a curry house, Sir are you the owner of Marriott’s who had damage from when they were renovating the pub?
Tony Court-holmes… yet another pub that closed
Alan Esdaile… Russell Field mentioned it on my radio show today.
Dawn Leaney… Ben was an older man and used to play regularly in the saloon bar in the London Trader..l believe on the keyboard and sing.
Alan Vale… Add a zero on the end of all those prices. Great sign!
Anyone remember the Esterel Cafe coffee bar White Rock Hastings?
photos supplied by Dave Trodd
Dave Trodd… I wonder if anyone in the group is old enough to remember this place (see attached pic of the Esterel Cafe on Hastings seafront) which I believe was either the first, or one of the first, coffee bars in Hastings. I have told people about it before, but today I noticed that they’ve uncovered the name on the front. I used to go there with a crowd from the art school at the Brassey when I was about 16 (in 1957). I think it belonged to Chris Paraskiva who has since died. I’d be interested in any information anyone might have.
Alan Esdaile… All I could find Dave is that they had a branch in the memorial in 1954.
Anne Murray… But before my time. I went to the Brassy as part of my art course at Hastings college of further education. We would go to the Fiesta cafe round the corner (or the pub!). That was the 1970’s.
Martyn Baker… I think I worked here in about 1975. It was “Le Flacon” by then (a French restaurant, run by Greeks who’d never ever been to France!)
Jim Breeds… The only reference I can find to a Café Esterel is at 4 Bank Buildings in 1953. (Proprietor Maj. Sims-Hilditch). Maybe he moved to White Rock later or opened another branch. But now I’ve found this in the paper dated 23rd May 1953, so there must have been two cafes with this name.
Simon Fraser… I went to Eastbourne college with Chris my mother Mary Fraser owned the restaurant next door and the shop next to it. I only know it as the le falcon.
Drew Barney… Nope. Dimarco’s for coffee. Jenny Lind for under age drinking.
Graham Sherrington… Old enough ow yes, and that shop near by that sold rocks and crystal. My wife still has a crystal from it.Had the Lighthouse in the side window.
Caroline Moor… Walked passed yesterday and my friend commented on how gorgeous it looks. xxx
Leigh Kennedy… The shopfront is very unusual and the business, as far as I can remember, has been closed down for decades. Looking at old photos it still has the same colour scheme that it did in the early 1970’s! In 1962 it was a Restaurant called “Le Flaçon”..
supplied by Leigh Kennedy
Ralph Town… Was it known as the Falcon restaurant in the 70s or early 80s or do I have a time and space displacement?
Mick Knights… I remember going to a coffee bar across from the baths for a milkshake after the seagulls swimming club most weeks. That would be late 50’s early 60’s it could well have been this one as I certainly remember the facade.
Alan Esdaile… Not thinking of Fortes, Mick?
Claire Lonsdale… I didn’t know Chris Paraskeva had died. How long ago did he pass?
Wendy Weaver… I think this was the one with the downstairs function room? Great place for a “bit of a do”.