This week's Throwback Thursday features angling on the Pier in the 1950s.
It was extremely popular but could also be fashionable, as this 'Elvis' lookalike demonstrates. The Hastings and St Leonards Angling Association was based on the Pier from before the First World War. Throughout the 20th century angling was a popular pastime for men, and occasionally for children and women too. There were frequent angling competitions on the Pier.