Monday, 30 July 2012

More cuttings from Derek Gorham

above: the modern view of Beach Green looking up towards South Street
below: newspaper cutting of an earlier view taken from old postcards
Not much remains of the old skyline. This view (below) of the southern end of South-street, Lancing, taken from Beach Green, shows how much has changed in 50 or so years. The garage buildings in the foreground block the view up South-street, where shops and flats have replaced the taller buildings on the east side (above). Even newer flats can be seen on the extreme right of the modern Lancing. The old view shows, too, how much of South-street has been widened. Reclamation work has rid the green of pools of water which lay there until not so many years ago.

 Above: recent view of Salt Lake cottages, the gardens have developed but the buildings have remained as they looked in the picture below.
The old order changes, Called Salt Lake in former days, this section of Freshbrook-road, Lancing, shows how tastes have changed. It is a change for the better, for with careful treatment the old cottages have taken on a new lease of life. The spanking new bicycles in the old view (top) should help date the picture.

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