Doris Steers Collection

A long standing friend and neighbour in Church Street, Doris Steers, possessed a wonderful collection of postcards that she had put together over the previous forty years that I would often enjoy looking through during our discussions on Shoreham’s history. Sadly she is no longer with us but Doris has left us an enduring record of her interests through her collection.

Roger Bateman 

January 2010

Doris Steers

George Hedgecock – Shoreham Shoemaker

George Hedgecock was Shoreham’s well known bootmaker in East Street during the first half of the twentieth century and one of the town’s first cycling enthusiasts in the 1880’s. This collection of family photos is kindly donated by Jan Townsend, the granddaughter of George Hedgecock. Jan has also allowed us to include the story of George’s 1912 motorcycle marathon which can be seen at http://www.shorehambysea.com/1912-shoreham-edinburgh-motorcycle-marathon/  

Jan Townsend

Tales from the Postcards

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Impressions of Shoreham and life 100 years ago by the writers of the old postcards

Shoreham’s early postcards were photographed and produced by a number of different people, the best known of them being W.Page of East Street, William Winton and his son who produced his cards at their printing works in Middle Street and sold them from their shops in the High Street and Brunswick Road, and Frank Rowe who developed and printed his photographs in the cellars of his shop at 18, High Street. Most people looking through collections of old postcards are attracted by the photo or view shown on the fronts – some however are equally interested in the messages on the reverse. Continue reading “Tales from the Postcards”