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Picture No:209
Courtesy of:Estelle Quick
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The railhead

Estelle with her mother Joyce Quick walking on the rail tracks at the harbour.They lived in Brede and often visited the coast at weekends. There are very few photos of the railhead that was used to take stones, including the blue boulders, away from the village.
Picture Added on 19 December 2006.


As a child I remember the old open railway carriages that were left on the track after its closure. My older brothers Ted and Karl Seymour, often used to lift me up into them, run down the bank and go back to the Coastguards where we lived, leaving a frightened little girl, who was supposed to be in their charge!! Later, when I was about nine or ten, I remember the sleepers being lifted and put in a pile at the Point. We made camps in there until they were disposed of. Does anyone else remember this time (early to mid sixties)? Also "Shirties" Bench?
Added by Sherry Bowe (nee Seymour) on 05 August 2007.
I saw the name Estelle and thought it was the name of a ship we used to visit for tea and cakes! I think The Estelle was moored at Rye Harbour - we spent annual holidays at Camber Sands each year from around 1954 to 1960, when I was primary school age. A highlight of the fortnight was clambering up the gang-plank of The Estelle, which I found really scary. Does anyone remember this floating cafe and was it at Rye Harbour or have I mis-remembered?
Added by CHRISTINE RUSSELL on 09 January 2017.

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