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Lizzie Siddall and Dante Gabriel Rossetti in the Old Town

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood liked Victorian Hastings and the area.  Maureen Connett discusses their star couple, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his muse Lizzie Siddall, who got married in the Old Town.

Posted 20:24 Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 In: History Tags: Dante Gabriel Rossetti Lizzie Siddall Maureen Connett Old Town PRB Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood St Clements

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

Lee’s call to preserve Hastings’ statues and monuments

As a critical eye is turned on statues and monuments across the land, Cllr Rob Lee has called on the council to defend the town’s heritage and take action to preserve our statues and memorials. In West St Leonards the Friends of Edith are busy preserving the statue of Edith and Harold. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:00 Wednesday, Jun 17, 2020 In: History Tags: Charles Wilke Edith Swan-Neck Hastings Borough Council Ian Jarman Jennifer Crisp Kim Forward King Harold Rob Lee statues

VB Crake and his contribution to the heritage of St Leonards

In a talk on Sunday 22 March under the auspices of the Burtons’ St Leonards Society, Christopher Maxwell-Stewart will throw light on Vandeleur Benjamin Crake, who followed in the footsteps of the Burtons with his contributions to the architectural and cultural heritage of St Leonards.

Posted 17:08 Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020 In: History Tags: Burtons' St Leonards Society Highlands Gardens Kent Barker Maxwell-Stewart Vandeleur Crake

Cream Tea, Path Walk and Ice House opening

You are invited to join a Heritage Open Day walk starting at The Ice House in Summerfield Woods/Horntye Park in Hastings on Sunday 22 September and culminating in a cream tea. Heather Grief writes.

Posted 09:25 Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 In: History Tags: Heather Grief Heritage Open Days Roman Bath

Launch of Hastings Heritage Trail

Four Years in the Making! Hastings has an amazing breadth of history in its everyday built environment. Launching on 17 November, the Hastings Heritage Trail celebrates this, taking visitors around 10 central locations that have stayed largely unchanged for at least

Posted 11:22 Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 In: History Tags: Carlisle Parade Underground Car Park Claremont Hair Studio F Chambers Jewellers Hastings Crazy Golf Course Hastings Heritage Trail In Situ Pelham Place Roundabout Fountain Tamarisk Steps The Albion Pub The Net Shop & Jellied Eel Bar The West Hill Lift

Pets sacrificed in unknown tragedy of World War Two

Kim Stallwood reviews local author Hilda Kean’s book revealing the unknown tragedy that befell hundreds of thousands of British pets when World War Two broke out.

Posted 11:06 Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018 In: History Tags: cats dogs Kim Stallwood Swan Inn

Local pub signs and 1066

Inspired by the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, pub historians David and Lynda Russell decided to delve into the history of pub signs connected to the epoch-making events of 1066. Members of the Pub History Society, they have been diligently researching pubs around Hastings and further afield since 2007. Here are the results of their original research. Text by David Russell, photos by Lynda Russell.

Posted 17:19 Monday, Nov 7, 2016 In: History Tags: Abbey Hotel bayeux tapestry Conqueror's March David Russell John E Ray King Harold Lynda Russell Norman Arms Odo Pub History Society Robert de Mortain Royal Standard Sanguelac Senlac Inn Shepherd Neame The 1066 Warrior's Gate William The Conqueror pub
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