Picture taken 25th May, 1931

By John Hills

A nice wide angled picture showing the building work on the western side of Newhaven, only two bungalows in the top eastern part of Second Avenue and it looks like the builders have just finished number 43 in Western Road the property nearest the bottom left corner.

Also the two white semi-detched houses in Wellington Road Denton can be seen just above the trees in the top right-half of the picture, with not a lot of new buildings to the north of Station Road on Mount Pleasant at this time in 1931 !

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'NEWHAVEN AERIAL VIEW 1931' page
This page was added by John Hills on 18/01/2009.
Comments about this page

I'm assuming the large detached house centre right in picture is where Grays school is now located. I would have expected to see the old store/post office between Western Road and Gibbon Road but I guess it's just out of shot on the right hand side. Good picture though.

By Rob Patten
On 23/01/2009

Nice photos you have in your collection John, Thanks for sharing them AND please keep them coming, after all this is what this site should all be about. Richard

By Richard Beckett
On 23/01/2009

I think Rob is right and that the large house is where Grays School is now. I always remember it as the doctor's house and recall going to a Summer Fete there and meeting Russ Conway the pianist (Black & White Minstrel Show). Russ had opened the fete.

Yes, the house is in Grays Field. (Wasn't it Dr Gray?) Here's the link to a photo on this site of that Fete, Jacque. You may even be in it! Andy - Editor.

By Jacque Fox
On 30/08/2009

Have just been looking at the 1931 aerial view of Newhaven.
It wasn't Dr.Gray. It was Dr. a`Brook who lived in the house called Grays which is now where Grays school is.

By John Skinner
On 09/12/2009

Hi, can any of you remember Dr Brook exercising his boxer dog, he would drive his Bentley car on a circuit along Western Road, down Gibbon Road, along Fort Road, up by the the Hillcrest school and returning to home at Grays. The dog would be running most of the way alongside the car, stopped now and again, like dogs do!!, but he was still expected to catch up as Dr Brook did not wait for him. Some fit dog.

Yes I remember that well Colin...   John -- editor

By Colin Brandon
On 30/07/2010

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