You are here: Home>Themes>Buildings and place>Changing>Holidaymakers by the Pier, 1950s Holidaymakers by the Pier, 1950s Trams were out of style in 1950s Hastings. Trolley buses, powered by overhead cables, had replaced them.Youth culture had its rock and roll heyday in the 1950s with a craze for Elvis Presley. Men dressed like The King, and girls backcombed their hair and wore full skirts with lots of stiff petticoats. No CommentsStart the ball rolling by posting a comment on this page! Add a commentYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Your comment:Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.I consent to my name and e-mail address being stored along with this comment, and to the website editors communicating with me by e-mail about the comment if necessary. My name may be published alongside the comment on the website, but my e-mail address will not be published. My information will not be shared with any third party (see our Privacy Statement - opens in a new window). * Date 1950-1955 Contributor Barnaby Hollister (49) Copyright Valentine & Sons Ltd. Reference HPC004.009 Keywords bunting (13)castle (6)entrance (20)fashion (141)people (113)sunbathing (7)telephone box (1)traffic (5)White Rock (31) Themes Changing (293)Fashion (184)General view (125) Time period 1950s (68) More from Changing The Pier's 120th Anniversary, 1992 The Edwardian Pier from the West. 1920s beach scene looking west to Pier More from 1950s Speedboat hanging from its davits Hastings Pier and Band Enclosure, 1950s Holidaymakers on the Pink Elephant, 1950s.