Chapel Street - the Royal Hotel can be glimpsed over the roof of the
garage in the centre
Chapel Street connects Middle Street with the Sea Front (Beach
Street) where it curves inland around the Royal Hotel. The
cream-coloured building jutting out into the road from the left is the
Royal Hotel garage - an eyesore from the houses opposite! The
upper part of the hotel, which has recently been refurbished, can be
seen over the roof.
The Royal Hotel is the only building remaining on the eastern side of
Beach Street. There used to be several buildings along the
beach, but the sea has claimed the rest.
Middle Street looking north from Chapel Street - the pale yellow
building on the right is at the junction with Oak Street
The building in the centre of the block on the right is being
demolished. These buildings are used by local builders as
workshops and storage.
Oak Street - the Star & Garter Hotel is at the top on the left.
Oak Street connects the High Street (formerly Lower Street) with
Beach Street, crossing Middle Street a few yards north of Chapel
Street. A few yards to the left (north) of this junction is a
popular fish and chip restaurant. On the opposite side of Middle
Street, on the corner of the western part of Oak Street stood the Royal
Oak Hotel, now a residents' car park.
This view has changed recently - the old workshop on the right has
been partly demolished and converted into a house and another house has
been built on the vacant corner plot.
||This page shows the streets linking
Middle Street to the Sea Front, from Chapel Street to Brewer
Street. Also, views of Middle Street looking north from each of
A few yards north of Oak Street is Brewer Street.
Brewer Street - this street bends left and right, so you cannot see
the other end.
The building on the right, originally a National School (infants),
later the "Feed My Lambs" nursery, is now a doctor's
surgery. Just out of site round the bend, on the right hand side
of the street, stood the Soup Kitchen (1870s). Opposite the top of
the street on the seaward-side of Beach Street were the Royal Adelaide
Just north of the brown-coloured building on the left (once the Star
Inn) is a doorway in a garden wall, with a weather-vane above it.
This is the entrance to Vane House. If you are lucky enough to
find the door open, you will be rewarded with a glimpse into a
beautifully filled courtyard garden.
A little farther up on the right is another of the houses once
occupied by June's ancestors - Fleet House. It stands back a
little from the road and has a ground-floor extension at an angle across
the pavement, linking to the house next door.
Middle Street looking north from Brewer Street.
The building with the corner door in the centre of the picture marks
the junction with Coppin Street.