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Open Access Knowledge Course

Learning’s not just for youngsters

Local adults over the age of 50 who have never experienced Higher Education are being offered the chance to take part in a FREE 15-week course at The University of Brighton in Hastings. The Open Access to Knowledge programme (OAK), allows students to select their chosen projects with the help of tutors and develop a new skill or study a subject that personally interests them.

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Hastings Online Times is proud to present the complete collection of The Hastings Trawler, a magazine which with its eclectic mix of historical pieces, poetry, fiction, cartoons and other contributions from local characters set its mark on Hastings for an all-too-brief period in 2005 and 2006.

Nick Austin and a colleague examine helmet rings excavated at the site in Crowhurst Valley where he believes the Battle of Hastings took place. (Photo: Bill Coney)

New battlesite theory collides with road plans

Recent research by local historian Nick Austin points to Crowhurst Valley as the site of the Battle of Hastings – just where the Bexhill to Hastings link road is due to be built. If the road goes ahead on the currently planned route, he fears it will destroy what could become a World Heritage Site and a major attraction for Hastings, writes Nick Terdre.

Posted 10:28 Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 In: 1067 & All That Tags: , , , , ,
Your chance next week to discuss the cuts with council leader Jeremy Birch, second left, here hosting a delegation from Dover District Council in May. (Photo: HBC)

Meet Jeremy and discuss the cuts

Hastings residents are invited along to two drop-in sessions in late October to meet council leader Jeremy Birch and discuss the coming round of cuts in council finances.

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Heritage Open Days 2012: a year to remember

Heritage Open Days is a national celebration of history that takes place in September every year. All over the country historic buildings will be throwing open their doors and welcoming the public from Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 September. The scheme gives people the chance to see inside special places of historic interest that are usually closed or not well known. And best of all everything is free!

The Restoration Project house in All Saints Street, Hastings Old Town

History on the doorstep

It is easy to forget that Old Town Week isn’t just a 9-day boozy celebration with party games like the Pram Race for entertainment. It’s worth a careful look at the programme to see what other delights are on offer. Erica Smith set off to explore.

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Burtons’ St Leonards celebrates

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Posted 10:57 Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 In: 1067 & All That
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The Big Dig – a community archaeology project

An exciting community archaeology project will reveal the fascinating history of Brede High Woods with iron and charcoal workings thought to date back as far as 600BC, writes Christopher Cormack.

Posted 21:24 Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012 In: 1067 & All That
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