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Nostalgic visit for Bernard

A trip to a 1930’s greenhouse brought back war-time memories for former gardener Bernard Mallion, writes Lynda Foy. The 91-year-old, who lives in Hollington, St Leonards, started work at Alexandra Park in Hastings when he was 16 in February 1941, and stayed there until 1943 when he joined the Royal Navy. 

Photo Colin Foy

Secret walled garden

Visitors can discover the secrets of a hidden garden when the international Chelsea Fringe Festival comes to Hastings in May. Members of the Bohemia Walled Garden Association (BWGA) will celebrate the growing success of their community project on Sunday, 21 May, when they use their annual open day to host Fringe events. Lynda Foy reports.

Blacksmith Tobias Cobrin checks the cast iron work which his company will restore.

Tesco grant moves greenhouse project forward

VOLUNTEERS are celebrating winning an £8,000 grant from Tesco which will help

Spine-tingling tales in the greenhouse.

Greenhouse project needs your vote!

The Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group is busily engaged in fund-raising for its project to restore the greenhouse and wants your vote in a competition offering a substantial prize. Nick Terdre reports.

Craig and Luke at work on the roof.

Temporary roof lets greenhouse work continue

The restoration of the greenhouse in Alexandra Park is now able to continue in all weathers thanks to temporary roofing provided by a local scaffolder. 

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