Nostalgia

Nostalgia

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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The changing face of Hastings Seafront

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes a look at how the seafront at Hastings has changed over the years.

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NOSTALGIA: Exploring the heart of Hastings fishing quarter

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes a look at the history of the Rock-a-Nore, in the heart of the Old Town fishing quarter.

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Nostalgia: How a grandly designed Hastings church became a cultural centre

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes a look at more lost churches and the changing townscape.

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The lost churches of Hastings and St Leonards

In his continuing series Ion Castro takes a look at how the disappearance of churches changed many street scenes.

He writes.

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Holiday snaps from Hastings in 1900

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes a look at more pictures from William Porter’s Photograph Album.

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Poignant video tells the story of The Somme

Young men from across all of Sussex fought and died 100 years ago today (July 1) as the Battle of the Somme began.

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Photographs unseen for over a century

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at photographs from 1914 which provide a fascinating insight to life in the town.

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Recruits with the Royal Sussex Southdown Battalion in 1915. Note how young some of them look

War records open to all to commemorate centenary of Battle of the Somme

With the 100th anniversary of the Battle of The Somme approaching, a family history website has made its entire collection of military records free to access.

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Boats and Braybrooke on film

Ion Castro looks at another private album in the latest of his ongoing series.

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Personal album opens a window to the past

This week, in his continuing series Ion Castro takes a fascinating glimpse into a personal photo album from 1929.

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Legendary lifeboat is coming home

Local heroes Dee-Day White and Tush Hamilton are on the verge of bringing a lost lifeboat back to Hastings again.

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When steamers sailed from the Pier to France

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at the days when steamers provided pleasure cruises from Hastings Pier.

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Pier was pleasure palace 100 years ago

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes a look at entertainment offered on the pier 100 years ago.

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Eugenius Birch opens his new 910ft pier

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro looks at Eugenius Birch’s magnificent pier which opened on the first ever August Bank Holiday, in 1872, at a cost of £23,250.

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How Hastings Pier looked before 1900

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Casto takes a look at Hastings Pier before 1900

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