Memories of sunny days in the sixties
When Brighton and Hove was in the grip of that recent period of freezing temperatures and snow blocked roads, Christopher Wrapson, one of our contributors decided to search through his photo archive. These terrific photographs of sixties sunny days and full beaches served to cheer him up. Luckily for us he decided to share them with us. Do they bring back any memories for you?
The first shot shows Saltdean Beach, cliffs and Undercliff Walk, looking west. As you can see the beach was pretty full – maybe with all those visitors who used to stay at the very famous Butlin’s Ocean Hotel?
Underneath The Arches in the second photograph. It shows The Palace Pier in all its glory on a lovely sunny day. The classic fifties and sixties cars will no doubt bring back many memories.
The third photograph is one of my favourites. Black Rock, looking east, probably a decade before the Marina was built? Roedean school is in the middle ground, Ovingdean gap and Rottingdean windmill are in the distance. The Southdown Coach passing under Marine Gate Flats and heading east would date this picture circa late fifties or early sixties? A wonderful view sadly long gone and lost forever.