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.
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.