TQ8209 : East Cliff Lift Re-opening

near to Hastings, East Sussex, Great Britain

East Cliff Lift Re-opening
East Cliff Lift Re-opening
East Hill Lift Re-opening (27th March 2010)
The East Hill lift was re-opened on 27th March 2010, after being closed for almost 3 years. Over 2009-2010 new wooden wheelchair friendly cars were installed replacing the 1970's fibreglass cars.

Hundreds of people turned out to watch the Mayor of Hastings cut the ribbon at 11am. A number of people were dressed in Edwardian dress, and some pre-WWII cars were on display, along with 'Happy Harold' an Old Trolley Bus.

The lift was open to the public for free for the day, the usual cost would be 2.20 for an adult.
East Hill Lift
Found mid way along Rock-A-Nore Road, the East hill lift is an Edwardian funicular cliff railway which was opened in 1902. It was originally powered by water, then electricity from 1976. The track length is 81m, and at 1:1.128 it is currently the steepest railway in Britain.

For more information LinkExternal link

After being shut for 3 years the lift was reopened in March 2010.

Also see West Hill Lift LinkExternal link
Fishing Net Huts
The huts were used to store fishing nets and equipment. The weatherboarded structures were around 25 feet high and 8 feet square. Due to the lack of space the huts were restricted to 8 square feet at the base, so they were built tall.

There are around 43 remaining in Hastings, which were Grade II listed in the 1970s. Most are found to the Fishermans Stade along Rock-A-Nore Road There were once many more which were destroyed by storms or demolished in the 1950s for redevelopment.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Oast House Archive and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
year taken
2010
· Find out how to reuse this image · For example on your webpage, blog, a forum, or Wikipedia. ·
Discuss There are 8 posts in a discussion
on TQ8209
(preview on the left)
Modify Suggest an update to this image Email Contact the contributor
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
TQ8209, 3100 images   (more nearby)
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Image classification?
Geograph
Date Taken
Saturday, 27 March, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 27 March, 2010
Category
Railways > Cliff Railway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 826 094 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.3640N 0:35.6557E
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 826 094
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

This page has been viewed about 67 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register