This is our Grandad Jack Abernethy, who worked on the pier throughout the 1960s as the deck chair collector. He had retired to Hastings after a long career as a steam engine driver for the Great Midland Railway. You can see him here in the mid-sixties chatting up the holiday makers and resting his feet. A bonus for us kids was we could get on the pier for free. Happy days!
Deck chair collector Jack Abernathy on the pier, 1960s