NEWHAVEN - A MOMENT IN TIME

A Sunday morning photographic stroll around town in early Spring 1989

By Derek Longly

After being away from my family's home town for most of my life working overseas and living in various other parts of the UK I was pleased when I was finally able to move to live in Newhaven and thus 'return to my roots' in late 1988.

In the early Spring of 1989 I set out one fine sunny Sunday morning to record my impressions of the town, to see some of the changes that had taken place and also trace what remained from my memories of early visits as a youngster back in the 1950's. 

As an impression of the town and how it appeared on that occasion some twenty two years ago here are some of the photographs that I took during my exploration.




Photo:Cantell's Yard

Cantell's Yard

Derek Longly

Photo:Upper High Street

Upper High Street

Derek Longly

Photo:Lower High Street - with Happy Stores before the Library moved to the building

Lower High Street - with Happy Stores before the Library moved to the building

Derek Longly

Photo:Low Tide from Denton Island

Low Tide from Denton Island

Derek Longly

Photo:The Bridge Hotel & National Westminster Bank building

The Bridge Hotel & National Westminster Bank building

Derek Longly

Photo:Compass Point in the new Shopping Centre

Compass Point in the new Shopping Centre

Derek Longly

Photo:St Michael's - where my parents were married in 1933

St Michael's - where my parents were married in 1933

Derek Longly

Photo:Panorama toward Mount Pleasant

Panorama toward Mount Pleasant

Derek Longly

Photo:View toward St Michael's

View toward St Michael's

Derek Longly

Photo:Merchant Seamen Memorial

Merchant Seamen Memorial

Derek Longly

Photo:Lifeboat before getting her new Station

Lifeboat before getting her new Station

Derek Longly

Photo:Fishermen's Shop on quayside

Fishermen's Shop on quayside

Derek Longly

Photo:View over the Marina before new flats constructed

View over the Marina before new flats constructed

Derek Longly

Photo:The Hope Inn & Fort

The Hope Inn & Fort

Derek Longly

Photo:Car Free Seafront

Car Free Seafront

Derek Longly

Photo:View upriver from the Yacht Club

View upriver from the Yacht Club

Derek Longly

This page was added by Derek Longly on 23/06/2011.

If you're already a registered user of this site, please login using the form on the left-hand side of this page.