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.

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