Ye Olde Pump House George Street Hastings 1955?

photo © Dr Neil Clifton

Sophie Ash… Wasn’t The Pump House (in)famously built in 1959?

Mark Bilsby… 1956 so photo must be incorrectly dated. My grandmother was a barmaid there ,at this time

Steve Hamilton… Thanks for posting. My grandmother lived next door on the other side of the steps. I notice her window is open – must be a special occasion – about 20 years later I would be hanging outside the window watching the punks at the weekend!

Malcolm McDonald… I lived in The Royal Standard as a kid.

Roger Simmonds… I remember when it wasn’t a pub just an old building empty at the time in the 1950 time period

Peter Ellingworth… …..and Butler’s Famed Emporium a lttle further along ?

Carol Anne… Many happy nights in this old pub, driving across from Bexhill,  before heading back across to the Sundowners night club, not sure we’d get away with it now, happy days

Nigel Ford… 3 years old at the time I believe?…. not as old as it looks

Tony Collins… I used to like saying to people welcome to the oldest pub in Hastings, no not that one The Anchor opposite!!!

Peter Firmin… Same year as me but I’m not olde

David Edwards… Roger, if I am right there was a shoe shop there before

The Pump House George Street Hastings 1978

Franks Shoebox collection © HAPP1066

Hasting and Area, Past and Present… The Pump House in 1978. “Tasty Pub Grub”. I remember the Hott Stuff takeaway. They did some fantastic battered mushrooms 🙂. Big apologies to Lloyds Bank next door, whose night safe deposit box was often the recipient of discarded chip bags! We can also see the pub sign for The Anchor, a charity shop and Len Butlers Emporium.

Alan Esdaile… I forgot about Lloyds Bank being in George Street!

Danielle Reed… I knew there was a bank there had a discussion about this a few years ago mystery solved lol

Wendy Weaver… Love the Citroen parked in front

Ken Wilson… Seems odd now that we were able to drive and park there

Pauline Sims… Brings back some interesting memories, mostly good ones of happy times!

Bob Searle… Lovely times

Malcolm McDonald… Wasn’t that pub built and made to look old was it a lifeboat house or something before it was built?

John Wilde… Malcolm, built 1929 in the Tudor style

Chris Fitzgerald… The hot stuff shop was a juke box shop in 78. I used to get old Juke box records from there.

David Kent… Nice to see Woody Allen and Sean Connery holidaying together in Hastings.

Alan Wood… When I ventured out to Hastings this was the first pub I had to pay over a £ for a pint ,a shock I can still remember

Chris Baker… I lived at “Showstopper” at No 7. I remember Len and Harold Butler ran separate (Near identical) shops a few doors apart. I wonder if Harry Reynolds, who lived about Harold Butler’s, can tell us what happened?

Peter Houghton… I remember when you used to Drive and Park downtown George Street The Street seems to be narrower now

Rod Rolfe… I think the pump house used to be a shoe shop,my mum used to work there as a cleaner when it first opened,I think the landlord was Jack Griffen