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St Leonards golf course spanned railway line

Ion Castro continues his look at golf courses in the borough - this week focussing on the St Leonards course.

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When Hastings boasted two golf courses

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at the period when the town had two golf courses.

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Letters home from the Front in 1914

Letters from the Front on a frosty Christmas morning

The Christmas truce of 1914 has become the stuff of legend.

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Terrace of historic hotels survived war

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro take another look at Eversfield Place and how it survived the war intact.

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This photograph of an unknown holidaymaker was found in an album dated 1934, when Bottle Alley was new  notice how low the beach is and how little shingle there is, over the next 80 years this will build up against the new groynes to the level we see today, The Eversfield Hotel can be seen in the centre

Living the High Life - Looking back at The Eversfield Hotel

This week, in his nostalgia series, Ion Castro looks at The Eversfield Hotel
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Founded in 1912, the Royal Flying Corps was the air arm of the British Army before and during the First World War, until it merged with the Royal Naval Air Service on 1 April 1918 to form the Royal Air Force. Hastings accommodated large numbers of cadets and many were billeted in the Palace Hotel but there was no airfield.

NOSTALGIA: When a palace ruled over Hastings seafront

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at the imposing Palace Hotel and Bars on the seafront.

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Emergence of a high class shopping street

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at the emergence of Robertson Street as a key shopping area.

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When the Stars and Stripes flew over Hastings

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes a more detailed look at the America Ground.

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Terrace is guarded by a lion and unicorn.

This week, in his continuing series, Ion castro takes a look at the famous Hastings terrace which is book-ended by a lion and unicorn,

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The ill-fated Albany Hotel

As with the Queens Hotel, the Albany sat in the area once known as ‘The America Ground’.

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Queens Hotel rises from site of America Ground

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes a look at how the most famous hotel in Hastings rose from land that had previously been occupied by squatters who declared themselves to be ‘independent’

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Fascinating Tudor map shows changing face of Sussex

A beautifully illustrated map of Sussex during the Tudor era is among a collection of 400-year-old drawings published this month. The maps were created by cartographer and antiquarian John Speed (1552–1629), and have been published by Batsford in a book called Britain’s Tudor Maps.

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Looking back to Sixties anniversary of Battle of Hastings.

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes a topical look back at the last big anniversary of the Battle of Hastings in 1966.

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St Leonards seen from the skies

Ion Castro looks at some more aerial pictures of St Leonards this week in his ongoing series.

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Warrior Square and Marine Court from the air.

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes a look at aerial pictures depicting Warrior Square and Marine Court.

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NOSTALGIA: Birds eye view of White Rock and Hastings Pier

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at more aerial photographs of Hastings,

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How aerial picture of beached German submarine was a clever fake.

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes another look at the German U-Boat that washed ashore on the beach at Hastings and how aerial photography of the day actually lied.

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When a German submarine washed ashore

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes another look at the rise in popularity of aerial photography.

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Book from local author is a window to town’s past

A new illustrated book by Hastings author Frederick Crouch explores the unseen history of Hastings and St Leonards.

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How a London architect created St Leonards

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes a look at the changing face of St.Leonards’ Seafront.

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