Brighton and Hove Revisited

The coast road at Rottingdean

By Jennifer Drury

 
Photo:The Royal Oak Hotel in 1935, shortly before it was demolished for widening of the coast road at Rottingdean.

The Royal Oak Hotel in 1935, shortly before it was demolished for widening of the coast road at Rottingdean.

Image reproduced with kind permission of The Regency Society and The James Gray Collection

Photo:The same location, photographed in 1957. The Royal Oak Hotel is gone and in its place a municipal car park.

The same location, photographed in 1957. The Royal Oak Hotel is gone and in its place a municipal car park.

Image reproduced with kind permission of The Regency Society and The James Gray Collection

Photo:The coast road photographed in 2013

The coast road photographed in 2013

Photo by Tony Mould

This page was added on 06/08/2013.
Comments about this page

Ahh, that's what I like to see: Tesco, I'm a shareholder! Every little helps, because we care!

By Stefan Bremner-Morris (07/08/2013)

I remember a young lass called Doris who lived in one of the cottages next to the car park, that was around 1962. She lived there with her mother, and now it is the inevitable disease of Tesco that has surfaced. Oh well, some might call it progress.

By John Davis (12/11/2013)

My Grandmother was brought up in one of the Coast Guard cottages shown in the photos. She lived in Rottingdean from 1887 to approx 1906. Then she moved to London. Died 1973; she is buried at St Margaret's Church, however.

By Jane Prior (28/04/2015)

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