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My grumble, as a telephone operator, is that I spend a great deal of my time explaining to people just how to use the telephone properly i.e. dialling of numbers, how to send telegrams, and so on. Surely, these little important things should become part of our school education.- Miss M. J. EDWARDS, OLD FORD.
(Every time we see even a simple switchboard, we wonder how you operators cope at all.)
Hasting Sun Lounge
A group of competitors in the fancy dress parade at the annual Christmas party at Hasting Sun Lounge. Winner of first prize was four-year-old Adrian Wilmshurst (fourth from the left) as King Farouk.
Four-year-old Adrian Wilms hurst struck a topical note with his fancy dress when he turned up as King Farouk at the annual Christmas party at Hastings Sun
Lounge. He won first prize in the fancy dress contest.
King Farouk
Some words are missing from the original cutting I am afraid.


Twelve year old John Hyde of St Leonards, takes a keen interest .......moves of Mrs F. ....of Holland,
John Hyde
Alan Oakman
GETTING READY FOR CRICKET

Sussex County cricketer Alan Oakman at the nets in Hastings Central. Cricket Ground shows 13 - year - old Michael Harris the correct batting position. Both Alan Oak- man and John Wood are giving lessons, under the Sussex County Cricket Club coaching scheme
From MAY QUEEN to the LONDON STAGE. -Eighteen year - old Shirley Waller, of Hastings, a former May Queen, has joined the Clarkson Rose Twinkle show and will make her first appearance on the profes- sional stage when the show opens its 1952 tour at Hammer- smith this month.
Shirley Waller
Margargt Vane and Phillip Grogan
The advent of snow in the Battle areas on Saturday enabled local people to enjoy themselves on home-made toboggans on farm meadow slopes. Picture shows Margargt Vane and Phillip Grogan.
Some words are missing from the original cutting I am afraid.

An ancent military drum, ...............unearthed from an attic in Rye
No-one knows how long it has been there or how it recently been got there.
military drum
Mrs. T. Benson weaving
Mrs. T. Benson, of Netherfield, is seen here in her home weaving a Swedish inlay on her portable Scandinavian- designed loom which has been perfected by Sussex weavers. A feature of this loom is that it can be folded away without disturbing the work in hand.
Mr. W. C. Aukett, winner of the Queen's Hotel, Hastings, snooker challenge cup is captain of the Queen's (Thursday) snooker team and also a member of the Hastings, St. Leonards, Bexhill and District Amateur Snooker League. He is a keen worker for charity.
W. C. Aukett snooker
Patricia Wilde's feed the birds
Winter sunshine on Hastings promenade brought out the pigeons in force and had a marked effect on their appetites for four-year-old Patricia Wilde's supply of crusts disappeared in less than five minutes. Sevenyear-old Barry Charlton's supply had run out an hour before.
Patricia Wilde feeds the birds
Pigeons Made Hay While The Sun Shone

Winter sunshine on Hastings promenade brought out the pigeons in force and had a marked effect on their appetites for four-year-old Patricia Wilde's supply of crusts disappeared in less than five minutes. Sevenyear-old Barry Charlton's supply had run out an hour before.
AS A GAIETY GIRL threeyear-old Diana Baker won first prize at Hastings Carnival Children's Fancy Dress parade.


Dated 1952
Diana Baker
The Jurats Bell
The Jurats Bell, bearing the date of 1742, which used to hang over the Court Hall at Rye, now reposes on a window ledge in the Town Hall as a "museum piece" for the inspection of visitors.
Tibetan mastiff
Tangri, seven-year-old 10 stone Tibetan mastiff, is one of the very few of this particular breed in England. Weighing more than his master, Coastguard Intelligence Officer S J. Naylor, of Galley-hill, Bexhill, he is his constant companion and guard during his hours of duty.
C. N. Purslow with trains
THIRTY-NINE-YEAR-OLD Mr. C. N. Purslow, of Bulverhytheroad, Hastings, has made model engines since he was a schoolboy. He used to lean over railway bridges and watch shunting operations. to learn about railway systems.
Now, in a room of his house, he has a complete model of a country branch line system, covering 110 square feet.The half-inch-high engines, coaches and wagons run on tracks 16.5 millimetres apart.
During the war German raiders twice attacked Mr. Pursiow's railways. In 1944 a doodle-bug damaged the model severely.
After the war, Mr. Purslow spent all his spare time re-building the models, landscape and the electric control board.Except for the small electric motors, everything has been made by hand.
Mr. Purslow has worked on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Miniature Railway and on the model railway on Hastings beach
AT HIS HOME at St. Leonards, Sussex, Mr. C. N. Purslow has a complete model of a typical country branch - line railway. It covers an area of 110 square feet. The passenger coaches are only 11 inches high and run through a model landscape of hills.
C. N. Purslow
 
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