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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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Wild weather batters the Old Town

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro continues to look at storms and high seas, taking a look at how the Old Town fared.

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Wild and wet weather at White Rock

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes another look at how the seafront and promenade near White Rock and the Pier was exposed to the sea and elements.

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Force of nature captured in early photos

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes a look at the rough seas and towering waves that have always proved a source of fascination for photographers.

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When Hastings was a winter wonderland

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at past times when the town was blanketed in snow.

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Lifeboat gets official recognition

The Cyril and Lilian Bishop lifeboat has been awarded official status as a ‘Dunkirk Little Ship’

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Braybrooke bridged the gap to town expansion

This week, in his continuing series, Ion Castro takes another look at Braybrooke Road and a new bridge which opened up the town.

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Braybrooke area was home to a long established garage

This week, in his ongoing series, Ion Castro takes a look at the Braybrooke Road area of Hastings.

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