Hove Bandstand

Photographed early 1950s

By Michael Clark

 
Photo:Hove Bandstand Kingsway: click on the photograph to open a large image in a new window.

Hove Bandstand Kingsway: click on the photograph to open a large image in a new window.

From the private collection of Michael Clark

Dismantled in 1965

I believe this photograph was taken in the early 1950s. Hove Bandstand was built in 1885 on the seafront between Walsingham Road and Sackville Gardens, opposite the row of large houses called Walsingham Mansions, it was dismantled in 1965. The photograph may have been shot from one of the large houses known as 'San Remo, in a block of Victorian houses betwwen Westbourne Villas and Sackville Gardens. The post box is still there. I well remember the bandstand, also the large nearby pond into which I was pushed on Sunday morning while playing with friends. I then lived with my family in Montgomery Street, Hove

Do you remember?

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This page was added on 01/11/2014.
Comments about this page

What a wonderful photo!  Judging by some of the cars in it, I would put it a bit later than the early 50s; more likely, perhaps, to be the later 50's. I remember the bandstand well and the places in the photo that surround it. In all of these 'early' photos, I am surprised at how little traffic there seems to have been in those days.

By Philip Burnard (01/11/2014)

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