The steam train, operated by Steam Dreams, ran from London Victoria to Eastbourne via Redhill and Haywards Heath behind ex-LMS ‘Black 5’ steam loco No.44871, before traveling to Hastings hauled by Class 33/2 Diesel loco No.33207 ‘Jim Martin’.
The Crown in All Saints Street has become a go-to place for many people. It was voted as the best place to drink in the UK by The Guardian and more recently named as the Parliamentary Pub of the Year for the South East.
Dee Day White shared with us this amazing picture which not only shows the iconic Hastings lifeboat Cyril and Lilian Bishop during a visit by Field Marshal Montgomery and a snow covered beach in the background, but local landmark Tom’s Cabin, which was demolished to make way for the Jerwood Gallery.
The names of The Fallen of The Great War from Hastings are listed here as an act of remembrance. Names have been taken from www.roll-of-honour.com - an exemplary resource for anyone interested in discovering more about the impact the First World War had on our communities 100 years ago. It contains much more information than is listed here. Many of the names have been sourced from “Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1918” a list created by HMSO in 1921 and is an official list of war dead. We have added names from the Hastings War Memorial and the Roll of Honour in Hastings Town Hall.