Littlehampton Sunny Snap

This walkie was sent by Peter Wilkinson to see if I could help identify it. “It is of my mum and dad, Phyllis and John Wilkinson possibly on their honeymoon in summer of 1939. They were fond of Littlehampton and Weymouth, but I have drawn a blank.”
Littlehampton Sunny Snaps

The scene looked familiar and I found another Sunny Snaps shot from 1933 which was taken on the same spot, and was marked Littlehampton. I like a challenge and found the location at the southern end of Pier Road, looking north. The brick shop in the top right has now been rendered and painted but the roof lines and chimneys are still recognisable. There is more information about Sunny Snaps on the site, it’s temping to think they must have had a shop in the row behind.
Thanks to Peter for letting us show the image here.



2 responses

  1. Thanks for your email confirming Clacton as the location of a ‘walking picture’ on my blog. Great detective work on the locations. I hope to have a good look round your blog, it looks very interesting.

    February 4, 2013 at 11:39 am

  2. Michael Cull

    That view down Pier Road hasn’t changed at all since Peter’s parents were here. The brick ‘shop’ on the right is actually the Nelson pub/hotel, it’s still there and going strong.

    March 2, 2013 at 9:56 am

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