Storm-wave watching and mystery photograph solved!

Our sleuths have finally identified the mystery photograph we posted last year…

St Leonard's on Sea, East Sussex

 

St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex

… it is St Leonards on Sea, Hastings. We also found out what all the people on the promenade are looking at…

An exceptional wave approaches

 

An exceptional wave approaches

Everyone runs for cover in the shelter at the centre of the picture…

The wave crashes against the promenade

The wave crashes against the promenade

…as the wave engulfs the promenade…

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About Archaeology Archives Administrator

Researchers in the archives of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. Home of the Historic Environment Image Resource. Passionate about old photographs and fresh biscuits.
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2 Responses to Storm-wave watching and mystery photograph solved!

  1. HK_Heritage says:

    Great picture! I grew up in Hastings so always interested to see these old pictures.

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