Junction of Drove and Railway Road

Photo:Drove Garage

Drove Garage

Photo courtesy of Newhaven Historical Society

Photo:photo taken of the same area 2007

photo taken of the same area 2007

Sylvia Woolford

Photo:The Drove, 1912

The Drove, 1912

This page was added by James Stevens on 12/06/2007.
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I remember a newsagents shop to the right of the takeaway. Does anyone else remember this? or can you remember what is was called?

By Sylvia Woolford
On 22/08/2007

My parents owned the Harbour Bar Cafe and I did waitressing in the school holidays. They were called John and Joan Smith. My mother was a great cook and we were always very busy.

I remember there were always lots of hungry dockers! Often they would arrive with crates of fruit or veg as gifts for my mother! The Parker Pen girls would order their sandwiches very early in the morning as our cafe would be open at 7 am for breakfast.

There was a wonderful old juke box at the front of the cafe. I still have some of the records.

The sweet shop next door was also owned by a Mr Smith!

By Linda Johnson
On 30/01/2008

I ate some good meals in that cafe.  A tall man was the proprietor in those days. I think he was called Brian and he was rather thin on the top!!!

I also remember when it was called the "Green Parrot"

The Garage was known as the MCM and sold "Cleveland" petrol.

By William Still
On 06/03/2008

I used to frequent the cafe on Saturday mornings in my Hush Puppies. Later I bought a Mk 2 Cortina from the garage, much to my new girlfriend's displeasure. I part exchanged it for my Austin Healy 'frogeye'. I married her later but she never forgave me.

By Terry Howard
On 26/02/2010

Yes I remember the Grreen Parrot cafe. A school friend of mine, Michael Poll, lived in the flat at the back before the garage canopy was built. We used to go up the outside steps to call for him on the way to school.

By John Ashley
On 26/02/2010

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