Wonderful views from the Spinnaker Tower of its day

Lee Tower entertainment complex nearing completion in 1935. When it opened it contained a cinema, dance hall, restaurant and lounge bars with a roof terrace. And, of course, there was the 120ft-high tower. The top of was reached by a lift giving wonderful views of the Solent ' the Spinnaker Tower of its day then. It was demolished in the 1960s.
Lee Tower entertainment complex nearing completion in 1935. When it opened it contained a cinema, dance hall, restaurant and lounge bars with a roof terrace. And, of course, there was the 120ft-high tower. The top of was reached by a lift giving wonderful views of the Solent ' the Spinnaker Tower of its day then. It was demolished in the 1960s.

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Three more pictures today from the new book published by one of my predecessors at The News, Ron Brown.

His latest work, comprising 128 pages and more than 230 photographs, is a collection showing Lee-on-the-Solent through the last century or so.

Bulson's Stores and Pleasure Retreat in High Street, Lee. Bulson's parade of shops was the closest Lee got to having a department store in its main street

Bulson's Stores and Pleasure Retreat in High Street, Lee. Bulson's parade of shops was the closest Lee got to having a department store in its main street

Newcomers to Lee will find it fascinating, especially the comparisons with today’s High Street. While older residents will recall some of the old traders and shopkeepers who once thrived there and the part Lee played in the Second World War.

Ron will sign copies of Lee-on-the-Solent from Old Photographs at the Lee Bookshop on Saturday between 11am and 1pm. It is published by Amberley Books at £12.99.