Friday, 5 April 2013

Arundel Castle 1955 -Sepia Saturday 171

1955... Looking at the photos in my mother's old album I think it was the year she met my father as he appears for the first time. However, there were also pictures of family outings and holidays. These photos of Arundel Castle and High Street were taken as part of a trip to West Sussex, with my mother and her parents. She would have been 25 at the time and I assume she was the photographer.

Arundel Castle 1955


Arundel High Street 1955








Views from Arundel Castle




When I used to go on mountain bike rides we went all over the South Downs and ended up in or near Arundel on several occasions. From what I remember it hasn't really changed much in 50 years.

11 comments:

Brett Payne said...

I seem to remember from an analysis that I carried out some time ago of a photograph of Arundel Castle taken around the early 1900s, that there was substantial reconstruction and renovation done shortly after that time. Probably not since then. It certainly seems quite substantial, with a very intact fabric, by the time your mother visited in 1955. Thanks for sharing the photographs.

Mike Brubaker said...

The original purpose of a castle was military defense but I wonder what the first owner liked about the place. The views? The number of garderobes? The convenience to local shops?

Boobook said...

The South downs is a beautiful area so the views from the castle must have been wonderful.

Titania said...

Beautiful castle from the memory box
Always enjoy black and white photography.

Little Nell said...

I've never visited Arundel but I have to say that's a fine looking castle.

Deb Gould said...

I love these castles -- both the ones in ruins and the ones still standing! We in the USA don't have such majestic buildings, so this is just fascinating to me!

Kathy Morales said...

Ditto what Deb said! We think of buildings as being very old if they predate 1800.

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Great to have so many different views from the same castle. Yes, as someone commented before, why was it built there, I wonder.

Bob Scotney said...

Great to see someone's photos of Arundel, a place I've never been.

Dakota Boo said...

I've only ever driven past Arundel Castle en route to the coast. Time to stop off for a vist next time.

Tattered and Lost said...

It's so picture perfect it could be a movie set.