Hastings Week

Pictures & Words By Ion Castro

Hastings Week has come and gone, this weeklong celebration of what is probably the most famous date in European history October 14th 1066, the date of the famous Battle of Hastings. Ion Castro, Publicity Officer for both the Hastings Week Committee and Hastings Old Town Carnival Association was there at some of the events armed with his camera. As driver of Hastings’ own trolleybus Happy Harold (and chair of the Restoration Group) it was mostly where that unique vehicle was appearing. Hastings Week was very fortunate that the young ladies of Hastings Old Town Carnival Court joined in by attending lot of the events -more than recorded here – in their dual role of Miss Hastings – Elle Shoesmith and her attendants (Emma Louise Tyrrell and Cheyenne Mischewski). They were marvellous ambassadors for the young people of Hastings.

The End of a busy week – Elle and Emma at the 1066 Awards ceremony with their chaperones





The first time ever there are joint winners of the Order of 1066 Award. For Service to the Community – Mildred and Rod Pelling with their family and the Mayor, cllr Alan Roberts, in the Mayor’s Parlour after the award.

There’s more about Hastings Week on www.10 66.net/hastings-week, more about Happy Harold on www.1066.net/trolley and more about Hastings Old Town Carnival and the Carnival Court on www.1066.net/carnival.

Hastings Town November 2012

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