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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

Marianne North’s botanical drawings on display at Horntye

An exhibition of botanical drawings by Marianne North, who travelled the world practising her skill, will be held at Horntye Park during this year’s international chess congress. Nick Terdre reports. All illustrations by kind permission of the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew.

Posted 18:43 Sunday, Dec 22, 2019 In: Visual Arts Tags: botanical drawings Hastings Local History Group Heather Grief Horntye Park Marianne North Teri Sayers-Cooper

Two-year project aims to bring Country Park heritage to light

The heritage hidden in Hastings Country Park is to be brought to light in a joint project between Hastings Borough Council and environmental charity Groundwork South, supported by funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Nick Terdre reports.

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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
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