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End of an era for branch of Royal British Legion Women’s Section...

A service to commemorate the disbanding of the women’s section of a local branch of The Royal British Legion, which has been active for more than fifty years, was held at All Saints Church, Hastings last Sunday (September 17).

A heavily retouched trackside view of West Marina Station in the 1890s. Notice the track ballast, hiding the sleepers, it also hid signs of rot and decay so the practice was revised and sleepers are now visible although, with concrete sleepers it is now less critical. SUS-170919-084928001

A nursery rhyme hides the wretched secrets of New England Bank

It’s popularly accepted that the area of West Marina known as Bo Peep, Bo-Peep or Bopeep derived its name from the hide-and-seek proceedings of smugglers, who were very active in the then very thinly populated district as in the old nursery rhyme, Little Bo-Peep:

Robin, Erithacus rubecula, perched on bowl of windfall apples in garden.

Less is more for wildlife in your garden this autumn

The autumn may encourage many gardeners to do a major tidy up to make eveything look neat and tidy for the next few months.

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Perfect time to sort out autumn colour in the garden

With the soil warm from summer and moist from autumn rain, now is the perfect time to get out in the garden and plant for brilliant autumn colour.

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Area formed impressive bastion of western St Leonards

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro continues to explore the Grosvenor Gardens area,

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War hero returns to green roots

A trip to a 1930’s greenhouse brought back war-time memories for former gardener Bernard Mallion.

Garden project at Isabel Blackman Centre

Sitting pretty on renovated benches

The garden of an adult day care centre has been transformed with the help of Hastings and Rother Furniture Service’s Workshop on Wheels team and hard work by service users.

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Old smuggler’s haunt became Victorian public gardens

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes a look at the Grosvenor Gardens area.

Beach huts along St Leonards seafront. SUS-140916-170154001

Huts and chalets available to rent

Hastings Borough Council has new beach huts and chalets available for renting in five locations in the town.

Excelsior Vintage Jazz Band.

Lazing on a sunny afternoon....

Another scorcher of a fundraiser took place last Sunday with the Rotary Club of Senlac’s annual Jazz Picnic raising more than £1,000 for local good causes.

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Senlac Rotary Presentation Evening

Cheques totalling thousands of pounds were presented to local good causes, and a staff nurse from the Conquest hospital was presented with a special award at the annual Senlac Rotary Classic Car Show and Craft Fair Presentation Evening.

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Cornwallis Gardens were once a local seat of learning

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes a look at how Cornwallis Gardens evolved.

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When schools and hospitals populated Holmesdale Gardens

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes a look at Holmesdale Gardens.

One in ten UK holidaymakers stopped at airports due to misplaced tech

One in ten UK holidaymakers stopped at airports due to misplaced tech

More than one in ten UK holidaymakers have misplaced an electronic device in their luggage, resulting in them being stopped by airport security, according to a new report.

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Are you satisfied with how your home looks?

Brits are renowned for being house proud, but now new research has revealed we’re a nation that is never truly satisfied with our homes.


Tips for growing your own

Mention growing your own fruit and veg and almost everyone will tell you how much better home-grown produce is than stuff you can buy in your local supermarket.

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Crash bang wallop - what a picture!

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes a look at the craze for beach photography.

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A collection of curios as Square gives up its secrets

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a last look at the development of Wellington Square as it entered the 20th century.

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