Nostalgia

Nostalgia

Church is one of High Points of 1066 Country but needs support

If you didn’t know it was there, blink and you would miss St Andrew’s Church with its majestic tower, historical graveyard and interesting architectural features.

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End of the road at Rock-a-Nore where land meets sea

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at Rock-a-Nore.

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Beached whales and local legends captured by early photographer

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes a deeper look at the work of early Hastings photographer F S Mann.

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Ore Community Cafe celebrates a year of alleviating food poverty

A community café, set up to provide affordable, home cooked meals for those on low incomes and alleviate food poverty in Ore, celebrated its first birthday on May 8.

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Picture postcards influenced by the French

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro explores the origins of our picture postcards

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Photographic revolution sees Hastings portrayed in stereoscope

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes a look at stereoscopic images of Hastings.

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How an early photographer caputured the town for posterity

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at the work of well known local photographer F S Mann.

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Demolished arch led to creation of new St Leonards seafront boundary

He writes: St Leonards on sea has two eastern boundaries, one at Hastings Pier and the other just west of the bottom of London Road.

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When the tramway ruled supreme

A golden age when trams and trolleybuses provided the main transport network in Hastings and Bexhill has been brilliantly re-evoked in a new hardback book.

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Taking off from a Hastings airfield

We continue Group Captain Peter Holland’s memories of growing up in Hastings.

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Hastings trolleybus Happy Harold is sprightly at ninety

Happy Harold, Hastings’ own trolleybus was 90 last week and to mark the occasion he visited Silverhill Depot, where he was first entered service, while on Easter Sunday he transported a group of 90 year olds from Old Hastings House to Hastings Museum for a special party.

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Memories of being in Sea Cadets

We continue Group Captain Peter Holland’s memories of growing up in Hastings, with more of chapter 2 .

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Peerless pier provided panoramic vista of Hastings shoreline

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro looks at how Hastings Pier opened up a new perspective of the seafront.

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A past life in Hastings recaptured

In the second installment of his writing Group Captain Peter Holland captures what life was like for a young boy growing up in Hastings.

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Pelham Crescent and the early pioneers of photography

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes a look at early commerical photographers.

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Memories of a boy from Hastings

Last week we paid tribute to RAF Group Captain Peter Holland MBE.

Peter, who grew up in Hastings left an amazing legacy in the form of a story which captures the essence of the town and encapsulates what it was like to live here.

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The long and unfortunate saga of the Hastings Harbour

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes another look at early photos of Hastings Old town and the fishing beach and examines the mixed fortunes of Hastings as a harbour.

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Old Town was in the frame in the early days of photography

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at some early images of the Old Town.

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Pelham Crescent was witness to some rough weather

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro looks at some stormy seas, as seen from Pelham Crescent.

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Rough weather makes a splash in St Leonards

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at some rough weather at St. Leonards seafront.

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