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When Hastings’ reborn pier opens for business next year, the 325,000 visitors it is expected to attract to the town offer a great potential boost for regeneration. And capturing regeneration potential in its area is the mission of the White Rock Trust, which is preparing to move into a new base. Trust coordinator, Ed Lofts, explains all to Nick Terdre.

A chance to cherish Hastings’ heritage

Look around you! Too much of historic Hastings and St Leonards has been demolished or abused, or is under threat, but despite regrets some people really like what’s left in the borough, finds Bernard McGinley. Exceptional places are visitable thanks to the Love Architecture Festival and Heritage Open Days.

Posted 11:20 Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: Alexandra Park Greenhouse Bohemia Ice House bohemia walled garden Burtons' St Leonards Association Christ Church Blacklands Christ Church St Leonards Congregational Church Fish House Greek Orthodox Church Hastings Area Archaeological Research Group Hastings Pier Heritage Open Days His Place Community Church HOD Jerwood Gallery Love Architecture Old St Helen's Church Ore St Leonards The Beacon the Stade White Rock Baths

World-class BMX and skate facility on seafront

After 17 years lying vacant, a £1.17m funding package is now in place to renovate the White Rock Baths and convert it into a world class BMX and skateboarding facility. Hastings Borough Council (HBC) will soon start work to restore the huge but near-derelict old baths under the promenade to make the building usable, following which it will be fitted out by the instigators of the project, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack.

White Rock Baths Photo by Brian Rybolt

White Rock Baths, past and present

The White Rock Baths on Hastings seafront have been derelict for a number of years; although subjected to regular vandalism and allowed to deteriorate, this underground labyrinth still reveals poignant signs of its past incarnations, when it contained two swimming pools, a Turkish Bath and both roller and ice-skating rinks. Intrigued and captivated by derelict buildings, Hastings-based Brian Rybolt, a photographer for over 45 years, is exhibiting a captivating series of photographs of the White Rock Baths at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery. HOT’s Zelly Restorick went to the exhibition and met up with Brian to talk about his fascination with decaying buildings.

Posted 09:09 Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 In: Photography Tags: Brian Rybolt mosaics nostalgia Photography White Rock Baths Zelly Restorick
White Rock Baths, this area was last used as an ice-rink

Wanted: innovative ideas to use another Hastings wasted space!

Last Wednesday, Nick Sangster, the Council Officer in charge of the Coastal Users Group (CUG) organised a visit to the dis-used White Rock Baths for members of the CUG and other interested parties. Hastings Borough Council are looking for a tenant to take on this challenging but exciting space. Erica Smith attended, and spoke to Philip Oakley – a man who likes the challenge of re-inventing unloved spaces.

Posted 11:46 Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 In: Home Ground Tags: Coastal Users Group development empty Hastings White Rock Baths
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