Wonderful piece of local history

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What an astounding photo in Hastings Observer 16/9/16 of the German submarine washed up onto Hastings beach.

What the value of the boat and its fittings would now be to a restorer or museum or collectors of U Boat memorabilia?

Are there any pieces from it in the hands of local people I wonder or even on the beach itself?

Ion Casto’s images are so good and I am sure bring back memories for many in our area.

The picture as suggested in the article was seemingly ‘doctored’ and showed the boat on what was already a beach scene taken at an earlier time.

Talk about ‘cut and paste’ and this was all those years in the past, I imagine there was a little early airbrush work as well but without the benefits of the air!

Great pics, well done Hastings Observer and Ion Castro for sharing these wonderful pieces of local history.

Derek Stocker

Duke Street

Bexhill

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