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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. 

David Hance and his Bedford lorry. Photo Colin Foy

Heritage in Hastings

A piece of classic heritage will meet another one at Alexandra Park, Hastings, when a classic Bedford lorry built in 1934 arrives on Sunday, 10 Sept 10, to promote the park’s historic

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Open doors at the Walled Garden on Sunday 15 September

The Bohemia Walled Garden, located in the middle of Summerfield Woods, a local nature reserve (LNR Site), was built in the mid-19th century as part of the Brisco Estate. The garden, along with a Roman Bath and the Ice House were also part of this grand holding. Over time, however, the garden became neglected and the house itself is now long gone. Christine Mbaye from the Bohemia Walled Garden Association writes about the next stage in the life of this remarkable space.

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