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Celebrating women in Hastings

Saturday 23 June was a glorious summer day. Anyone walking over the West Hill that morning might have been taken aback at the sight of Edwardian suffragettes, complete with placards, making their way towards Warrior Square Gardens. But it was no dream: these suffragettes were just a few of more than 300 local women of all ages, who dressed as suffragists and suffragettes, wore flowered hats and white, purple and green sashes and marched along the seafront to celebrate one hundred years since women won the vote in Britain. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asked Ann Kramer of Women’s Voice to report on the event. (Photos by Jake Burnett and Rosanna.)

Posted 15:25 Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: ,
CFTC CEO Jennifer Twist Carers Week 2018 pledge

Carers in spotlight in week of local events

A week of events in East Sussex, aimed at recognising the vital role played by people who care for a family member or friend. 

Last year’s winners at the ceremony 

BBC Sussex seeks Community Heroes

BBC Sussex announces the return of their Community Heroes Awards for 2018. This is the eighth year of these awards, recognising unsung heroes from across Sussex, with entries being sought in a variety of categories, designed to reflect everything from volunteers to young achievers.

Photo Jon Heneke

Hastings man scales Kilimanjaro in aid of unpaid carers

Hastings resident, Jon Heneke, is about to take on his biggest mountain climbing challenge yet, to help raise funds for local East Sussex charity Care for the Carers. With huge appreciation and awareness of how much funds are needed, Annie Mannion from Care for the Carers writes.

Dave and Gam receiving their John Muir Awards

Local volunteers at Buckingham Palace

Two Hastings residents, Dave Jones and Matthew ‘Gam’ Gain, who volunteer with the charity, Education Futures Trust (EFT) have received – and delightedly accepted – invitations to attend Prince Charles’ 70th Birthday celebrations at Buckinhgam Palace. Simone Brooks from EFT writes about their achievements and recognition.

David Bramwell talking about ‘Damanhur’ - his life with the Alpine time-travellers.

Bavard Bar celebrates first birthday!

Congratulations to Tim Crook and all those involved in The Bavard Bar initiative, an evening of interesting and enjoyable talks – some planned, some improvised – music and engaging entertainment for both the participants and the observers. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks Tim Crook, aka Tim B’avard, the man at the heart of this event, about celebrating one year of Bavard Bar evenings.

John the Cobbler

Sad passing of John the Cobbler

On 4 April John Napier, known as John the Cobbler, died after a long fight against cancer. His shop at 64D High Street was known as the hub of the Old Town, to people and dogs alike.

Photo courtesy of A Wisemans Tour.

A Wiseman’s epic cycle for CALM: “Life’s too short and I don’t want to waste time.”

Harry Wiseman is 23 and recently set off from Hastings on a cycle ride. However, when HOT’s Bevali Francis went to see him she discovered this was no ordinary cycle ride. He’s cycling to China solo with only a tent and few provisions.

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