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Bicycle Shop in Belle Hill

posted by dave on 24 Jan 2009 at 7:27 pm

Does anyone remember the Bicycle shop on belle hill which would now be roughly in the middle of the road by the old clock shop, does anyone remember what it was called and who owned it.

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posted by mr hoy on 27 Jan 2009 at 3:09 pm

yes it was called , lamberts cycles ,

Thanks For The Info

posted by dave on 28 Jan 2009 at 1:13 am

Thanks for the information I remember being in that shop many times looking for wheel bearings for my bike,and other such parts, you could buy everything in there it was an aladins cave of interesting things.

Bicycle Shop, Belle Hill

posted by Eve Kiff (nee Perrett) on 09 Aug 2009 at 7:23 pm

Yes, I remember the bicycle shop. It was owned by Mr. Lambert. I worked with his son, William Lambert, at M.P. Harris and Sons Ltd., in 1955 until 1960.

Bike Shop Name

posted by Stephen Davies on 27 Jul 2012 at 4:56 pm

The bike shop name was Lamberts
I remember Mr Lambert when I was at school
A real old fashioned character who used to
fix your bike like new for a very reasonable
charge, and you could hardly move in the
shop it was so cramped

Fond Memories

posted by dave on 16 Sept 2012 at 11:43 pm

yes as a child i was fascinated with all the bits and pieces in tins and boxes, you could find all kinds of interesting things in there, not much room to move as you say but that made it all the better.


posted by Derek Polwin on 03 Dec 2012 at 9:55 pm

I well recall Mr Lambert as it seemed I was constantly there asking for his help to fix punctures for me. I used to live in Hillside Road - a short walk down the path from Belle Hill but a fast ride after he had fixed eh puncture. Anyone remember the clock shop across the road run by Dave and Mr Luck's sweet shop next door?

Belle Hill.

posted by dave on 07 Dec 2012 at 1:57 am

I remember belle hill well and hillside road, i used to walk the paths round there very often,was always interesting trying to cross the road from the old school canteen by the path onto amherst road,I remember the undertakers half way up the hill I think his name was mr parker, i went to school with one of his sons at bexhill infants before it became king offa.

Belle Hill

posted by Dave Nattress on 08 Dec 2012 at 6:45 pm

I remember the sweet shop, clock shop, bike shop, but also, the big grocers just about next to Mr Luck's, and then The Queens Head, Warburtons. On the other side there was a litte sweet shop run by a little old lady and I recall he having a pekinese dog. Then of course, old Joe Davis's junk shop, young Joe's huge garage - J W Motors? and then there was a house with a large back garden full of ducks, chickens, old sheds, hen-houses etc. etc.

Belle Hill

posted by dave on 13 Dec 2012 at 1:38 am

Jw motors now there are some memories there.I remember the pub closing down i was too young to drink then but my dad used to frequent the establishment for a brew or 2.
now its just a bypass to no where,I wonder how far in the future it will be before people look back and say. what did we all give up in order to have cars,more cars more roads which means more cars etc.now we have ( maybe ) the new bexhill northern approach road at the bottom of the hill,if it gets built, I guess that will be the end of the viking chippy.

Belle Hill

posted by Dave Nattress on 23 Dec 2012 at 8:23 pm

Yes, the Viking is to go!!

There's been a chip shop there since I was a kid and that was a VERY LONG time ago. A piece of Cod for one shilling!! 5 pence - and you could get chips for 4d - less than 2p.

All to disappear for the sake of the latest road from nowhere to nowhere else!!

Belle Hill

posted by Rod Clifton on 24 Jun 2013 at 9:55 pm

I remember the Queens Head well, I used to drink Double Diamond!
The garage was JW.Davis, their body repair shop was the big garage behind 'The York' as I knew it.

Jw Moters

posted by joanna hall on 12 May 2014 at 5:46 pm

Have you any pics of my great uncle jw davies garage cars, or hadn't even remember where he lived later on, but as a child I remember going to a huge mansion near bexhill cemetery , I think it had a farm , or any history and pics on his garage on belle hill....

kind regards Joanna his great niece....

J W Davis Motors

posted by Dave Nattress on 29 May 2014 at 8:57 pm

Joe Davis, ( J W Davis) had the large garage and car dealership on what was then Belle Hill, long since widened as King Offa Way. The main garage showroom is now the Bed Centre and the adjacent building is the Kwikfit Tyre business. Joe and his Wife Marjorie lived at Gotham Farm, Whydown and Marjorie ran the Arab (Horse) Stud and many owners kept horses at livery there. Indeed there is a farm with land going down towards the marsh and Sandhurst Lane. I think Joe's house, Gotham, would be the house you refer to. It's at the top of Sandhurst Lane, about a mile along Turkey Road from the Cemetery. My late Father knew Joe very well and did a lot of building work at the garage.


posted by joanna hall on 19 Aug 2014 at 9:38 am

Thankyou so much Dave for this information, it has helped a great deal.
I have only just looked up your message, but am truly grateful.

Kind regards


I Lived On Bell Hill

posted by Maureen uphill was Worsley on 26 Aug 2014 at 6:11 am

I remember all these places we used to live behind Warburtons.

Love To Hear From Anyone Who Remembers The Family

posted by Maureen uphill was Worsley on 03 Sept 2014 at 3:05 pm

My dad was Bert Worsley and my mother May ,i have two sisters pat and valerie. My husband and i made a visit back to Bexhill 2 years ago it was lovely seeing all the places like the park my old school on barrack road old memories come flooding back.

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