BALDWINS - REVEALED

March 2008

By Laurie Stonehouse

The recent bad weather caused the odd fence to blow over etc, but walking home from work last week, I noticed that the old Baldwins shop sign was revealed, interesting?, I wonder what other old shop signs could be discovered?  If you see someone up a ladder poking around at shop signs, then it must be somebody else!!

Photo:Baldwins 1960's-1970's. The Stephens Ink thermometer, which was located round the corner on the wall can be found at the Maritime Museum.

Baldwins 1960's-1970's. The Stephens Ink thermometer, which was located round the corner on the wall can be found at the Maritime Museum.

Colin Holden via Jim Strudwick

Photo:Baldwins - Revealed March 2008

Baldwins - Revealed March 2008

Laurie Stonehouse

Photo:Baldwins - Revealed (2) March 2008

Baldwins - Revealed (2) March 2008

Laurie Stonehouse

This page was added by Laurie Stonehouse on 23/03/2008.
Comments about this page

Just around the corner by the side entrance door there used to be a large thermometer.

Does anyone remember that?

By william Still
On 23/03/2008

The Stephens Ink thermometer is down at the Maritime museum.

By Colin Holden
On 23/03/2008

I remember shopping in Baldwins on my way to work at Charringtons.

By Jan Chapman
On 12/04/2008

I started working for the Evening Argus in 1979 delivering newspapers to the shops in Newhaven and Seaford. I well remember delivering newspapers to the 'top and bottom Baldwins'. The shops were run by the two Baldwin sisters and their husbands and I remember old Mr Baldwin was still around. The bottom Baldwins was also the fishing tackle shop.

Marilyn Nolan

By Marilyn Nolan
On 23/04/2008

I remember old Mr Baldwin, Jen and Mike as I was a paperboy there.

By Bob Eager
On 17/05/2008

What happened to "Whites" opposite Baldwins? I had a paper round with them in the early 60's and made extra money from "borrowed" newspapers sold to the commuters on the station on my way to Eastside.

By Ian Bishop
On 02/05/2009

I had a paper route at Whites some time around 1951. I had the Mount. Awful job on a Sunday with the extra papers. Old Mrs White was an invalid and could not get around too well. That long walk down the Drove on a wet and windy morning. Good for me though as I am still very fit and thin enough.

By Jack Patten Canada
On 05/12/2010

Whenever there was 'extreme' weather I would go and look at the Stephen's Ink thermometer, which was only a few yards from our front door. In one bitter winter I can recall it reading (in daytime) 12F. Until I moved to Canada that was the coldest I'd ever felt. I can't recall any high temperatures, though. It always seemed cold to me.

By Lionel Warnes
On 17/12/2012

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