Carriage Arriving at Hastings Station

"Passengers travelling in private carriages (not being servants) are required to take first-class tickets; such passengers may remove during the journey to the Company's first-class carriages if there be room for them." Measom's S.E. Railway Guide of 1863

In the 19th century the carriage makers Rock & Sons had premises at White Rock, as well as in London and Tunbridge Wells. They rented carriages as well as making them, and it was possible to take one all the way to London; from which, presumably, it might be returned by train. Alternatively, this carriage might well have belonged to a wealthy family who had a holiday house in Hastings.

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