Cemetery gives up its many secrets

Hastings Cemetery SUS-160531-073538001
Hastings Cemetery SUS-160531-073538001

A free guided walk around Hastings Cemetery takes place on Sunday June 5 at 2pm.

The walk has been organised by Old Hastings Preservation Society and copies of the recently completed books from ‘Exploring History in Hastings Cemetery’ will be available.

One book covers some of the interesting people buried in the older sections of the Cemetery and the second ‘Relighting the Lamps’ is stories of First World War casualties who were buried in or commemorated on their family memorials.

The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and has taken volunteers 4 years to complete.

People should meet at the cemetery car park at 2pm for the walk on Sunday.

There will also be walks on July 3 and September 11.

The OHPS runs also runs two walks guided by experienced volunteers.

The Old Town Walk provides a fascinating tour of Hastings Old Town, with its wealth of medieval, Tudor and later historic buildings, twittens and cat creeps.

The Stade Walk, which starts at the Fishermen’s Museum explores the Stade Fishing Quarter at Rock-a -Nore and the history of our sustainable fishing community, with its unique tall black net huts and a fishing history going back hundreds of years.

For more information, and a list of walk dates, visit the Society’s website at www.ohps.org.uk.

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