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Bohemia Walled Garden

Horticultural harmony

The Bohemia Walled Garden, hidden within the trees and verdant undergrowth of Summerfields Wood, was once a neglected space in Bohemia, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick. Now transformed by the vision and determination, hard work and perseverance of a team of local people, the Garden’s door will be open this weekend as part of the Heritage Open Day project.

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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!

Waterfall Little Roar

Lost Little Roar rediscovered

A lost temperate rainforest world is soon to be revealed in the heart of Hastings, reports HOT’s Zelly Restorick. Since April, a team of people, paid and volunteer, have been involved in clearing a path through the wilderness to re-discover the lost beauty of Little Roar ghyll, a waterfall in the depths of Alexandra Park. Sibling to the better known Old Roar, Little Roar has been largely inaccessible to any but the most determined of human visitors since the Great Storm of 1987.

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Alexandra Park is the place to be on Saturday September 1, when The Summer Day @ The Park will once again be celebrated! Apparently, writes Zelly Restorick, more than 4,000 people turned up last year. The park is, however, large and accommodating and there’ll be plenty of room for everyone. All ages and varieties welcome, and – music to recession hit ears – entry and most of the games and attractions are FREE!

Posted 11:27 Monday, Aug 20, 2012 In: Hastings Life Tags: , , , , ,
Rubbish found on the beach

How degrading!

Meandering along the beach the other day, HOT’s Zelly Restorick, came across an interesting poster from the British Marine Foundation and the Royal Yachting Association. Headed ‘How degrading!’, it shows how many years some common items of rubbish take to bio-degrade in the water.

Posted 14:33 Monday, Aug 13, 2012 In: Green Times Tags: , , , ,
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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Want some help with your bicycle repairs? Interested in building a bike from scratch? Need some paint? Like the idea of Freecycle, but don’t have a computer? Then pay a visit to Labyrinth, an exciting new initiative recently opened up at the seafront. HOT’s Zelly Restorick spoke to Patrick Nicholson about the new venture, a store, work and activity space for community groups, run by volunteers with a focus on the environment, cycling and the arts.

Posted 10:50 Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012 In: Green Times Tags: , , , ,
Burton St Leonards

Burtons’ St Leonards celebrates

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Posted 10:57 Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 In: 1067 & All That
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