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Jack in the Green – Hastings dresses up again!

More jollity took place in Hastings this Bank Holiday Monday, with Jack in the Green – a celebration of the arrival of summer.  Fortunately, after weeks of dire weather, the sun kindly burnt off the morning sea mist and shone on the crowds, writes Antony Mair.

Posted 17:16 Tuesday, May 7, 2013 In: 1067 & All That Tags: antony Mair mad jack morris Postcards from Hastings

Route 1066

It has always seemed an odd meeting of minds – the Jack in the Green Festival, the Drummers, the Morris dancers… and the Bikers. Different tribes, different interests, different dress codes but they all seem to jostle along happily together. A real oddity of a social and cultural mix. But it seems to work – in fact it more than works.  The different tribes coexist happily. 

Posted 22:16 Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 In: 1067 & All That Tags: Bike Nights bke1066 Brry Sheene Jack in the Green Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Open Access Knowledge Course

Learning’s not just for youngsters

Local adults over the age of 50 who have never experienced Higher Education are being offered the chance to take part in a FREE 15-week course at The University of Brighton in Hastings. The Open Access to Knowledge programme (OAK), allows students to select their chosen projects with the help of tutors and develop a new skill or study a subject that personally interests them.

Posted 14:18 Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 In: 1067 & All That Tags: OAK Open Access to Knowledge University of Brighton in Hastings
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.

Posted 11:36 Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 In: 1067 & All That Tags: Catherine Cookson Ferrer I Guardia Hastings Trawler Julie Christie Liane Carroll magazine Robert Sample Sion Jenkins Stuart Christie

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: Battle of Hastings Combe Haven John Grehan link road Nick Austin

Meet Jeremy and discuss the cuts

Hastings residents are invited along to two drop-in sessions in late October to meet council leader Jeremy Birch and discuss the coming round of cuts in council finances.

Posted 09:40 Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012 In: 1067 & All That Tags: another conversation big conversation consultation cuts Hastings Borough Council Jeremy Birch

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!

Posted 11:02 Monday, Aug 27, 2012 In: 1067 & All That Tags: Chess Club Fishermen Fishing Hastings Heritage Open Days Marianne North Nets St Leonards Stade
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.

Posted 10:47 Thursday, Aug 9, 2012 In: 1067 & All That Tags: Alastair Hendy All Saints Street Hastings history house Old Town project reconstruction restoration Tudor
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