Anniversary book of local memories for charity

A CHARITY for the blind is releasing a talking book about local people’s memories.

The Hastings and Rother Voluntary Association for the Blind (HRVAB) asked people to share their nostalgia as part of its 25th birthday celebrations.

And among the topics covered are tales of growing up in wartime, first jobs, being a twin, a youthful crush on Cliff Richard, pets, ballroom dancing, motorbikes, boarding school, measles, street vendors and catching grasshoppers.

The collection has been made into a CD and a book - available in both large and normal print.

The books are £5 and the CD, which was recorded by Hastings Talking Newspaper, is £4.

Both are available direct from the HRVAB Taplin Centre in Upper Maze Hill, or from tourist information in the town centre.