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Rottingdean beach was a peaceful place before the main road was widened and a proper access was provided to it.
This picture, from the collection of the late Terry Sinnott, was also taken before the Undercliff Walk was built in the 1930s.
It meant that houses on top of the low cliffs were precariously poised. Coastal erosion led to a number of them falling into the sea or being demolished.
There were still bathing machines on the beach, while there were green fields north of the quiet road, which was largely free of traffic.
Rottingdean once had a small pier to serve the curious seashore railway of Magnus Volk but there is no sign of it here.
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