Nostalgia

Nostalgia

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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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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