Development of Whitehawk

Photographs from the 1970s

By Ian Davey

Photo:This is the boiler house to the above.
Photo:St. Cuthman's Church (Whitehawk Way).
Photo:Main entrance to the above.
Photo:Top of the Racecourse looking south
Photo:Whitehawk Hill looking south east
Photo:Whitehawk Way looking south
Photo:I think this is Wiston Avenue.
Photo:Wiston Avenue
Photo:I think this may be Lintott Avenue
Photo:Unknown location
Photo:Lintott shops
Photo:St. Cuthman's Church (Whitehawk Way).
Photo:Unknown location
Photo:Unknown location
Photo:Unknown location

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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.

This gallery was added by Ian Davey on 03/07/2014.
Comments about this page

I think the houses were knocked down later than the 1970s, I think it was more like 1983/4!

By Peter Groves (04/07/2014)

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)

It is a shame to see old Whitehawk like that. I loved living there back in my youth.

By Peter Bridger (17/09/2014)

Lovely time growing up here in the 70s and very sad to see what it was like again. 

By Paul Stanley (16/01/2015)

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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