A clip from the film Bexhill Mini Holiday (1968) showing the exterior of the shelter (no audio):
Bexhill Heritage is working with Rother District Council to help out with completing the repairs to the shelter. Work began in early November 2020.
Update 3 – May 2022
All old paint has been removed from ceiling.
Panels are being repaired and remade.
New maintenance hatches.
New paint has started to be applied.
Update 2 – August 2021
Old paint on the ceiling has started to be stripped away.
Top panels removed.
Submitted our planning application to Rother District Council.
Update 1 – November 2020
Roadways of Hailsham have donated one day’s labour and equipment to remove the old floor.
Roof tiles have removed and roof slats replaced.
A loft-hatch has been found and opened.
We are in the process of cleaning the roof-space, a lot of the artefacts we’re sifting through date from June 1974. Finds include newspapers, alcoholic beverages, empty cigarette packets, paint cans and the original gas pipes used for lighting.
Initial Condition Survey
Damaged by vandalism
Loose roof tiles
Dry rot in posts
Dry rot in mouldings
If you wish to volunteer your time to the project (no experience necessary), please become a member of Bexhill Heritage and drop us an email – we’ll be glad to have you aboard.