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Hastings Old Town – centre of creativity

When we told friends in France that we were moving to Hastings, there were mixed reactions.  The usual one was “Why Hastings?” asked with an air of perplexity.  That was easily dealt with – it had happened entirely by chance.  But one friend followed it up with – “but there won’t be any cultural life there”.  I know what she meant: there’s no theatre to speak of and precious little in the way of classical music, writes Antony Mair.

Alastair Hendy

Alastair Hendy the man behind the new/old Home Store

Alastair Hendy likes old. He has restyled, refurbished a Tudor house into a home  and a Georgian building into a spanking new, creaky very brown, old fashioned Home Store. As Hendy was preparing to open his immaculately styled Old Town Hastings Tudor house for Christmas HOT reporter, Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to find out more about the man behind the shop and his styled parallel universe.

Posted 19:56 Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012 In: Hastings People Tags: A G Hendy & Co Home Store Alastair Hendy Hastings Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
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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