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A Rummage round St Leonard’s with the Battleaxe

St Leonard’s is a browser’s mecca – everything from very upmarket arty galleries to basic junk. Hastings Battleaxe reviews antiques vintage shops and galleries from her walk around St Leonard’s.

Posted 10:44 Monday, Jan 27, 2014 In: Shops & Things Tags: Arthur Green's Baker Mamonova Battleaxe British Heart Foundation Burton Gallery Byzantium Fleet gallery Gensing antiques Hastings Arts Forum Kings road antiques Kings Road Bazaar Little Larder Cafe London Road Antiques Love Café st. leonards on sea Stephanie Gaunt wayward White Rock Antiques White Rock Hotel Xanadu vintage

Shock! Horror! New bookshop opens!

As small bookstores struggle to survive in the shadow of the Amazon monolith, Chris Connelley applauds a new local business that bucks the national trend.

Posted 12:28 Friday, Oct 18, 2013 In: Shops & Things Tags: BOOKBUSTER Chris Connelley Tim Barton

Best garden centres and nurseries near Hastings

Hastings Online Times is pleased to welcome another occasional blog – Stephanie Gaunt, aka Battleaxe, visits many garden centres and nurseries at this time of year – we have some very nice local places – these are some of her favourites.

Posted 12:41 Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 In: Shops & Things Tags: Athelas Balckbrooks Garden Centre Battleaxe garden centres Garden Gems Great Dixter Harborough Nurseries Hastings Garden Centre Merriments Rother View Nursery Wakehams Farm Shop

The more enterprising of us are already thinking about Christmas.  Christmas shopping can be a total nightmare, and HOT reporter Cathy Simpson reflects on how the Weekend Gallery could provide an oasis of sanity during the deep midwinter fest.

Posted 20:45 Sunday, Nov 18, 2012 In: Shops & Things Tags: Alison Read Art Cathy Simpson christmas shopping Hannah Kynoch Ian MacCulloch Iveta Goddard Old Town paintings Ruth Cowell Trevor Price Visual Arts Weekend Gallery

Who owns this building?

Pictured above is the Old Halton Post Office on Priory Road, and below is how it used to look. Hastings Borough Council have issued this request – can you help them?

Posted 19:02 Thursday, May 10, 2012 In: Shops & Things Tags: Hastings Borough Council Old Halton Post Office

HOT reporter STAPH was entranced by a magic emporium

Posted 15:45 Thursday, Feb 4, 2010 In: Shops & Things Tags: shopping
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