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Hastings Trawler 9

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.

Soli House of Commons

Inspiring an aspiring generation

My first meeting with fellow HOT journalist, Solomon Curtis, was at a gathering of the HOT clan a few weeks ago, where I discovered that he was also a Member of Youth Parliament, writes Zelly Restorick

A scone with clotted cream and jam by Su-Lin Creative Commons Licence

Here today, scone tomorrow…

What can beat a fragrant, warm, fresh scone, thickly spread with butter and tangy jam? A scone to be eaten, of course, in a cosy, welcoming cafe with a good cuppa on the side. Stephanie Gaunt researches the not so humble Hastings Scone.

Posted 11:10 Thursday, Dec 6, 2012 In: Food & Drink Tags: , , ,
Alastair Hendy

Alastair Hendy the man behind the new/old Home Store

Alastair Hendy likes old. He has restyled, refurbished a Tudor house into a home  and a Georgian building into a spanking new, creaky very brown, old fashioned Home Store. As Hendy was preparing to open his immaculately styled Old Town Hastings Tudor house for Christmas HOT reporter, Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to find out more about the man behind the shop and his styled parallel universe.

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Ask and it May be Given! –  Central St Leonards Ward Community First Grants

Applications are invited for the second round of the Central St Leonards Ward

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Winter garden party

This Saturday, the Moveable Feast Garden will be celebrating 6 months in Western Road, St Leonards with a Winter Garden Party, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick. A celebration, to 

Ian Dury and Jemima

‘Hallo Sausages’, The Lyrics of Ian Dury

In the year he would have celebrated his 70th Birthday, Jemima Dury, daughter of musician Ian Dury, has published a book of 160 of her father’s song lyrics.  Titled ‘Hallo Sausages’, the first and only words written for his autobiography, the book also includes a personal history of his life, a spectrum of personal photos and illustrations, some of the original manuscripts, memorabilia and a CD.  HOT’s Zelly Restorick met with Hastings resident, Jemima Dury, to talk about the book and memories of her father.

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: , , , , ,
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