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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.

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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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Rise and decline of Square as buses move in

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes another look at the evolution of Wellington Square which, during its decline, was in danger of becoming a car park.

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Historic Square at centre of new town

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at the Hastings town centre spring up around Wellington Square.

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Square symbolised the birth of well-to-do Hastings

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at the early days of Wellington Square.

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Rooms with a view - hotels spring up in Square

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes a look at the many hotels surrounding Warrior Square in its glory days.

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A temporary ceremonial arch was created at the entrance to Hastings Station forecourt and the image is looking down Havelock Road with the Old Golden Cross Pub (now Flairz) seen on the left.

A royal visit from a prince and princess brings a day of festivities

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at the pageantry that surrounded a royal visit to Hastings and St Leonards

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Historic Square under fire from Luftwaffe

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at Warrior Square in the 1930’s and 1940’s when it was badly damaged during air raids.

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When Suffragette leader Pankhurst held court at Warrior Square

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro looks at when Warrior Square was a major centre for culture and hosted political speakers.

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Magnificient Square creates Belgravia by sea.

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes another look at Warrior Square - which earned the local name ‘Belgravia’

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The creation of a St Leonards landmark

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes a look at the early days of St Leonards landmark Warrior Square.

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Bathing pool was the answer to town’s ‘physically illiterate’

In his continuing series Ion Castro takes another look at what was Europe’s largest bathing pool and the events it hosted.

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Rise and fall of St Leonards Bathing Pool.

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at the early days of The Bathing Pool.

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Crossroads forms gateway to the park

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes a look at the cross-roads at the start of Queens Road by the park gates.

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Landmark arch signals expansion of railway line.

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at the famous Queens Road Arch and the expansion of the railway.

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Clock House withstands the test of time

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at Clock House landmark in Queens Road.

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New Grammar School was a controversial move

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro looks at the final part of Queens Road to take shape and the building of Hastings Grammar School.

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Local firm traded through two World Wars

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro looks at the origins of local builders merchants Crew and Co.

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A painting of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Cloudesley Shovell in full fig. His mothers house in Hastings is pictured to his right. Intriguingly, an 1824 edition of The Gentlemans Magazine asserts that Shovell himself lived there for a while.

Admiral who took Gibraltar died in shipwreck tragedy

A distinguished admiral who in 1704 helped capture Gibraltar for England counted among his many civic appointments that of Commissioner of the London Sewers. The latter an amusingly apt role for a man whose surname was … Shovell!

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