Huge thanks to Douglas d'Enno - author of 'The Saltdean Story'
for his kind permission to use illustrations and photographs
for this section on Saltdean in the past. Without his permission
to use photo's and material this section of the website would
not have been possible. You may be interested to know that
he is currently working on a follow up to 'The Saltdean Story'
- 'Saltdean Revisited'. More news on this later in the year.
Thanks also to all those who took the time to constribute, in particular Chris Wrapson.
Saltdean & Rottingdean Local Historian
Douglas d'Enno has written highly successful books on our
local area. 'The Saltdean Story' chronicles Saltdean from
its pre-history (early burials and Roman finds) to modern
times, taking in stories of smugglers, misadventures at
sea and the community's development as a resort. It naturally
covers the Ocean Hotel (before, during and after Billy Butlin's
reign) and the birth and development of the Residents' Association
up to its Golden Jubilee in 1984. He is currently working on a sequel.. He is always looking for interesting stories and photos
of our local area. Tel: 882757 email: email@example.com
The building of Saltdean Tunnel commenced on March 27th 1933.