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.
|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.
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 Baths.
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.
The building with the corner door in the centre of the picture marks the junction with Coppin Street.