Violent incident in St Leonards-on-Sea

Witnesses sought as police investigate violent incident in St Leonards-on-Sea

Six people, all known to each other, were arrested on suspicion of affray following a violent incident in St Paul’s Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, in which two men, aged 18 and 26, sustained knife wounds.

The incident, reported to police at around 7.40pm on Sunday (22 January), is now being investigated. Two of those arrested required hospital treatment for their Continue reading Violent incident in St Leonards-on-Sea

Three Arrested for Racial Assault

Three men arrested after Hastings racial assault

Three men have been arrested for a racially aggravated assault on a woman in Hastings last month.

A 25-year-old Muslim woman was walking on Bohemia Road at around 11am on March 27 when she was confronted by three men by the Hastings Museum opposite Falaise Road.

The woman crossed the road to avoid them but as she walked away one of the Continue reading Three Arrested for Racial Assault

Billeting of Troops WW1

By Brian Lawes

Early in the War billeting troops was a contentious issue in Hastings. In a survey of rate payers it showed that of the replies received, only 2,024 ratepayers were in favour of the billeting of troops, six against, and six were neutral. Continue reading Billeting of Troops WW1

Hastings 80 years ago

The Story of the Trolley Bus

By Roland Jempson

On April 1st 1928 Hastings experienced a new type of public transport. The opening of the towns new Trolleybus system, it was inaugurated by four of the newly delivered GUY BTX 60 Trolleybuses Nos 1, 2, 3 and 4 with Christopher Dodson open top bodies, on the No 4 route, Hollinton to the Fish Market via Bohemia Road and The Memorial, replacing the Trams on the part of the route to the Memorial (Trams did not operate to the Fish Market or Old Town). Continue reading Hastings 80 years ago

Hastings Pier- The Early Days


 Illustrated with pictures from Ion Castro’s collection

Hastings Pier was opened by the Earl of Granville, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports on the fifth of April 1872, which coincidentally was the country’s first ever Bank Holiday. Work had started on the pier on the 18th of December 1869 by the famous engineer Eugenius Birch and was modelled on Brighton’s West Pier with its timber deck supported on columns of cast iron screw piles in rows of three, the outer columns angled for greater stability. Continue reading Hastings Pier- The Early Days