Hythe in old picture postcards

Hythe in old picture postcards

:   Tony Pritchard
:   Hampshire
:   United Kingdom
:   978-90-288-2102-6
:   80
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49. Shore Road is geographically the continuation of St. John's Street in a southerly direction. The young lady is standing by a small lake along Shore Road. This view is looking away from the village.

50. Looking back towards the village. The large house, Winterton Hall, became the base for B.O.A.C. Flying Boats.

51. The B.Û.A.C. Flying Base as seen from the craft moored in Southampton Water.

52. Flying Boats moored in Southampton Water with Southampton Docks in the background.

53. The main hangar - workshop area for the flying boats, known as the Big Shed, At one time the shed had painted on its roof a large advertisement for Supermarine, an earlier Aviation Company.

54. One of the workshops and the workmen who toiled there.

55. One of the most important industries to Hythe has been shipbuilding and maintenanee, occupations which eaused Hythe to grow.

56. Shipbuilding is in sorne form or other still carried on today, although to a lesser degree,

57. The corner where Shore Road turns and becomes Frost Lane. A few meters on is the railway crossing. When the line was built there was an open crossing with warning signs posted. Later a signal box was built with a mechanism for closing two swing gates. Today the box is closed and there are automatic lifting gates. Sadly the house shown is no longer standing.

58. Running north from the Pier Entrance is Prospect Place. This view is looking south toward the Pier Entrance. The large house on the left was known as 'Wick's House'. Prospect Place continues north, away from the village, as West Road. It also turns west into Jones Lane.

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