Hasting’s Trolleybuses Dvd




Plus Buses & Trams in Eastbourne.

A trip down memory lane by looking back at the trolleybus system that operated in the East Sussex town of Hastings between 1928 and 1959.

After a brief history of the 3’6” gauge tram system constructed between 1905 and 1906, we see the first day of trolleybus operating in 1928.

Following on is scenes of development and changes made through the 1930s and 1940s including sale of surplus stock to other operators such as Nottingham, Derby and Mexborough and Swinton.

A tour of the system is taken in 1948 and again in 1951.

The tour of 1951 also features a visit to Hellingly Electric Railway that operated between Hellingly Station and Hellingly Hospital.

Scenes from the Coronation year of 1953 are shown including trolleybuses specially decorated to mark the celebrations.

Tour of the system that remained in 1958 is taken then onto the final days of operation in 1959.

Other features of the trolleybus system are showing the remains post withdrawal and trolleybuses that have been able to be preserved.

Special features also include scenes of main line railway, West Hill Cliff Lift, East Hill Cliff Lift, 15” Gauge Eastbourne Miniature Tramway, 15” Gauge Hastings Miniature Tramway and 10¼” Gauge Hastings Miniature Railway all with scenes filmed during the 1950s.

Terrific transport scenes in Hastings (1928-1959), Eastbourne (1949-1959) and Bexhill West Railway Branch.

Hastings: Take a magical trip down memory lane with a wealth of rare archive film.

Join crowds at the opening of the trolleybus system (April 1928).

Marvel at late 1930s street scenes with buses and trolleybuses.

Admire the new generation of trolleybuses visiting all corners of the system.

Follow the rebirth of veteran ‘Happy Harold’.

Follow the demise of the trolleybuses.

Visit Eastbourne to ride open-top buses and delightful miniature trams.

Special Features: Hellingly Electric Tramway, Hastings Cliff Lifts and Bexhill West Branch.

Approx. 105 minutes.

This new dvd is being sold with full permission of Heritage in Motion.