Date unknown - can you help?

By Val Lidster

I believe this is my great uncle, Bob Simmons. I'm hoping someone can date the picture from the view of the beach area below the cliffs....

Photo:Beach area viewed from the cliffs

Beach area viewed from the cliffs

Vinall Family Album

This page was added by Val Lidster on 19/07/2008.
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Very interesting picture. Look at the buildings and the semi detached houses in the foreground! There are still buildings at Tidemills too! Anyone know when the "Signal station" was built?... this picture was taken well before that. Looking forward to reading comments about this picture.

By William Still
On 20/07/2008

Any idea when great uncle Bob was born Val? This will give a clue to what sort of era the picture was taken, as Bob looks to be in his 30's... my GUESS is early to mid 1930's


By John Hills
On 20/07/2008

My guess is 1936. The car in front of Bob on the prom could be a Series 2 Morris 18, 1936/37. The car facing the camera by the white shed appears to be an Austin 7 Ruby, 1935.

By colin holden
On 22/07/2008

Thanks for those, I thought the detail interesting too and very impressed by the car info. 1936 a real possibility. I thought I saw something years ago in the Museum about when those semi detached houses were demolished, but not sure of Bob's birthdate, so I need to start some family history but don't live in Newhaven now! Val (nee Vinall)

By Val Lidster
On 24/07/2008

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