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posted by lynne hirsch on 19 Sept 2012 at 9:51 pm

does anyone remember a family owned restaurant run by the Storkey family back in the 1950's

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posted by jane dorsett on 29 Oct 2012 at 7:26 pm

i do remember the continental, i worked there when i left school,my mum ivy worked there for 15 years, they were really good years, had lots of fun,

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posted by jane dorsett on 29 Oct 2012 at 7:55 pm

i worked there when i left school, my mother worked there for 15 years, they were really fun times.

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posted by Nick on 31 Oct 2012 at 11:17 pm

Before the Continental, the Storkey family ran The Farmery restaurant in Sackville Road, a magical place, great food, very well run, used by many of the local shopkeepers.

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posted by Lynne Hirsch on 06 Nov 2012 at 12:33 am

Thank you for your responses. The Storkey's were my aunt and uncle. I believe my cousins, Ronald and Brian worked at the restaurant, too. I live in the US and spent a summer with them when I was six years old. I have wonderful memories of Bexhill and learned to swim while I was visiting that summer. Any additional information would be greatly appreciated.

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posted by jane dorsett on 08 Nov 2012 at 5:16 pm

hi lynne, ronald & brian still live in bexhill, alastair hazel who runs this site might be able to help u, my mum knows a lot about the restaurant & club, she says they were the best years of her life, she is 91 years old now,& talks alot about the good times she had there, if u would like any information on the continental this is my email address, janedorsett@tiscali.co.uk.

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posted by Lynne Hirsch on 26 Nov 2012 at 8:48 pm

I appreciate so much all the information. I have sent you an email to your address. Take care. Lynne Hirsch

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posted by Brian Storkey on 02 Dec 2012 at 10:39 am

Dear Lynne, It was a lovely surprise to read a message from you, my cousin in America, enquiring about Bexhill and the Storkey family.
Mum and Dad originally had the Farmery Restaurant in Sackville Road until 1959,which is where you must have stayed. They then had a Public House(Bar in American) in Hastings until 1963. They moved back to Bexhill and bought the Continental Restaurant and Nightclub and were there until 1996, the year that Mum died. Dad died quite young in 1972. Ron & I still live in Bexhill. I live on the seafront only a half a mile away from both of the 2 restaurants mentioned. I have a seen an old photograph of your Mum, Dad and you, alongside a swimming pool. Brian Storkey

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posted by Lynne Hirsch on 03 Dec 2012 at 9:03 pm

Dear Brian,
Wonderful hearing from you. My sister, Maureen, and I both live in florida. My email address is lsh100@aol.com. Would you contact me via email so that we can share some additional family information.
Fondly, Lynne

Correction Of Email Address

posted by Lynne Hirsch on 10 Dec 2012 at 5:25 pm

Sorry, Brian
I gave you the wrong email address. it should read lsh1000@aol.com. Sorry

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posted by Brian Storkey on 20 Dec 2012 at 6:45 am

I e-mailed you several weeks ago but sadly I have not had a reply. Hope that all is well wioth you

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posted by Carl Lozano on 08 Jan 2013 at 7:33 pm

Hi Jane
I remember your mum Ivy I worked with her for a few years and glad to read she is still going strong. The Continental has many good memories for many people over the years at the time it seemed it would go on forever shame it did not.
I think what made that place so special were the owners May Ron and Brian all had a heart of gold and never let anyone down.
Many relationships started there and some still going strong.

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posted by jane dorsett on 27 Jan 2013 at 5:07 pm

hi carl, nice to hear from u, ivy sends her love, the continental holds a lot of memories,it was a special place, may use to help everybody if she could, she was a lovely lady,lots went on there, i say to ivy she should write a book,of her life at the continental,lol.

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posted by Sandra Palmer on 04 May 2016 at 6:16 pm

I visited there in 1968. My partner owned it very late fifties, possibly sold it 1960. She had taken over I think from Brian. Her cooks name I think was Madge, I recall her mentioning the Storkeys.
She's now 96.

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