One from Lon Castro’s Archive

One from Ion Castro’s Archive Whilst looking for something else I came across this leaflet advertising Hastings – how times have changed – seagull smoking a pipe!!! So politically incorrect on so many levels, and, on the reverse “Every day’s a gay day” – nothing wrong with that but was that what they wanted to say? Continue reading One from Lon Castro’s Archive

Armed Forces Day

By Tony May

Alexandra Park was the beautiful setting for this year’s Armed Forces Day organised by Hastings & St. Leonards Veterans Association. As well as helping to raise money for St. Dunstans (a charity for blind ex-service men and women) the primary aim of the event was to celebrate the cadets 150th anniversary and remember all who have made the ultimate sacrifice in times of war. Continue reading Armed Forces Day

Pen & Ink

Dear Editor

I would like to congratulate you and your staff on another brilliant edition of Hastings Town, full of interesting local items. Particularly your reporter Gemma Pocock on her fascinating article about Alexandra Park in edition two, which among other plants, includes some specimen Giant Redwood Trees (Seqouia Gigantica ) – Not quite as big as the ones in Canada, but on their way !! Continue reading Pen & Ink

Futher Childhood Memories

By Vic Chalcraft

Thinking back to school I days has awaken many more memories of childhood. The earliest, must be taken up to Riverhill Sevenoaks on a warm summers evening, we lived at Chevening in those days, to watch the traffic returning from a day on the coast, the deep bark of motor bike, the flash of heat blued chrome from exhaust pipes but mainly the glorious smell of burning oil and fuel and then of course later the wonderful body odour of the steam roller, traction engine and steam train working with their great pistons thrashing and brass work all a gleam. Sadly now just museum items. Continue reading Futher Childhood Memories