Hob Nob Club

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AT the last meeting on Wednesday, June 16 Sam Langley gave a fascinating presentation on Memories of Hastings.

Members were reminded of local views and landmarks that have changed and disappeared with Hastings redevelopment. Particularly interesting were the pictures of the old Swimming Pool and Baths now being used as the Hub Visitors Centre for the revival of the pier.

Also remembered were local characters, particularly Biddy the Tubman who entertained the holiday crowds with his antics on the sea, he would invite a pretty young girl to share his tub and the one important question he would ask was, “Can you swim?” One of our members had experienced a ride with Biddy but can’t remember being “dipped!”

There were some great stories and memories from Mr Langley and personal reminiscences from some members. Many thanks to Mr Langley for an informative and entertaining afternoon.

The Bodiam Castle trip went well last week and we are looking forward to the Strawberry Tea on July 16 with Bingo.

Anyone interested in joining the Hob Nob Club should contact Sheila Heath, the Secretary on 01424 712276.

We meet at 2pm every third Wednesday in the month. New members are always welcome. Next meeting July 16.