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Kim Stallwood Archive at British Library

Starting this autumn, The Kim Stallwood Archive of research material documenting the history of the animal rights movement will become part of the British Library’s permanent holdings. The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and provides information services to academic, business, research and scientific communities.

Posted 15:04 Monday, Oct 19, 2020 In: Hastings People Tags: animal activism animal advocacy animal rights Kim Stallwood

£1m awarded for Hastings initial Town Deal projects

The four projects submitted by Hastings Town Deal board for accelerated funding have all received government approval, winning the town a much needed shot of investment. Report by Nick Terdre, photos by Russell Jacobs.

Posted 18:57 Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020 In: Local News Tags: Carole Dixon Kim Forward Nick Terdre Rose Cottage Russell Jacobs Town Deal

Foreshore team tackles seabed obstruction

Members of Hastings Borough Council’s foreshore team sprang into action after paddleboarders reported potentially dangerous material on the seabed, exposed at low tide just east of the pier. Cllr Colin Fitzgerald, lead councillor for the foreshore, explains what happened.

Posted 19:09 Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 In: Local News Tags: Colin Fitzgerald foreshore team Hastings Borough Council obstruction

New six-a-side football season

A new six-a-side football season is about to kick off at Horntye Park, and the organisers are looking for more clubs to participate.

Posted 18:39 In: Sport Tags: Football Mundial

New museum exhibit central to history of Hastings’ railways

Hastings Museum & Art Gallery has a newly-acquired silver trowel that represents a significant part of the town’s railway history. It will now be on display in the museum thanks to the Hastings & St Leonards Museum Association, writes HOT’s

Posted 16:03 Wednesday, Sep 2, 2020 In: History Tags: development Hastings and St Leonard Museum Association Hastings Museum and Art history Gallery railways Silver trowel town development

Proposals submitted for £1 million town investment

Hastings Town Deal Board have submitted proposals for four capital build projects to the government. They form part of an accelerated bidding process ahead of the main Town Deal programme under which up to £25m is on offer to boost regeneration in Hastings. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 11:11 Monday, Aug 24, 2020 In: Local News Tags: Kim Forward Nick Terdre Town Deal

Stuart Christie remembered

Stuart Christie, a memorable former Hastings resident, died last weekend at the age of 74. Nick Terdre remembers a remarkable man and friend.

Posted 12:31 Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020 In: Obituary Tags: Erica Smith Jake Arnott Nick Terdre Stuart Christie

What Marianne North learned from Edward Lear

In the autumn of 1852, Edward Lear, while painting a fig tree in the overgrown garden of the Hastings MP Frederick North, made a lifelong friendship with the MP’s daughters, which affects lives to this day. Artist and writer Maureen Connett tells us more about the lesser known artistic and musical talents of the writer, Edward Lear, best known for his limericks and nonsense poetry.

Posted 22:06 Friday, Aug 14, 2020 In: Hastings People Tags: Frederick North Lord North Marianne North Maureen Connett
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