Photographs from the 1970s

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I found these photographs recently when clearing out my loft. They were taken by my father in the 1970s.

They show some areas of Whitehawk prior to the major redevelopment and also some of the demolition.

Do you remember?

If you can identify any of the unknown locations, or can share your memories of Whitehawk with us, please leave a comment below.

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  • They look like nice houses; it was a shame they were demolished and not refurbished – I wonder why?  Only a guess, and with nothing negative implied to Whitehawk people (I originate from the council estate in Hangleton), was it to improve the image?

    By Peter Groves (03/07/2014)
  • I think the houses were knocked down later than the 1970s, I think it was more like 1983/4!

    By Peter Groves (03/07/2014)
  • Great pictures, but I found them very sad to look at. They brought back so many memories of my childhood and growing up in Whitehawk. I lived in Fletching Road (south) and I knew every single family that lived in our road. I remember when my dad passed away in 1976, the residents did a collection for flowers. Although I was too young to realise at the time, it was a great community to grow up in and it made me the person I am now. They were good people

    By Andy Mountford (05/07/2014)
  • I remember Whitehawk fondly – shame it’s all gone. Loved sliding down the race hill on a bit of cardboard – ouch! Happy days.

    By Peter Bridger (17/09/2014)
  • It is a shame to see old Whitehawk like that. I loved living there back in my youth.

    By Peter Bridger (17/09/2014)
  • This picture is Twineham Road, with the vicarage in Fletching Road in the left hand corner ofthe  photograph. I know as my dad lived at 32 Twineham Road, opposite the photograph.

    By Syd Smith (21/11/2014)
  • This photograph is the church section of Twineham Road on the even numbers side, 88’90,92. You can see Wiston Road behind with houses that are still standing today, as I am sitting in the house!

    By Syd Smith (21/11/2014)
  • This photo is taken in Lintott Avenue on the corner of Fletching Rd, the old post office.

    By Syd Smith (21/11/2014)
  • This picture is Whitehawk School, taken at the very bottom of Lintott Avenue, the building is still there!

    By Syd Smith (21/11/2014)
  • The houses in the background are still there in Wiston Road. Pett Close now stands in the foreground.

    By Syd Smith (21/11/2014)
  • Lovely time growing up here in the 70s and very sad to see what it was like again. 

    By Paul Stanley (15/01/2015)
  • I think picture number 9 is of Fletching Road where I used to live as a child.

    By Mike Golding (07/02/2017)

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