The Hastings Arms

By John Hodges

At some time in the seventeenth century Hastings began to expand out of the valley of the Bourne , and odd buildings were erected in an area to the West that became known as the “Suburbs”. It was not until 1811 that this newly developed street became known locally as George Street, and early in the nineteenth century the George Inn was opened. Continue reading The Hastings Arms

How Dinosaurs Were Discovered in Hastings

By Jennie Ridd

In 1832 George Wooll, a lithographer who lived at 5 High Street, Hastings, and George Rubie, local schoolmaster, helped to found the Hastings Literary and Scientific Institute at Rubie’s rooms at 1 Burdett Place, George Street. They were well qualified for the task, since Wooll ran the Repository of Arts from Number 5 and sold the latest literary publications, and Rubie was “Professor of Mathematics, Astronomy, the Globe and Navigation”. Continue reading How Dinosaurs Were Discovered in Hastings

Jack in the Green

By Gemma Pocock Photographs Iain Pocock

What a lovely day it was on the 3 May. I went, with my husband, daughter and step children, to Hastings for the day. On arrival it was really busy, I just thought it was because of the gorgeous weather but later discovered it was all down to “Jack in the Green”. Continue reading Jack in the Green

Old Town in Readiness Colour on The Seafront

By Hastings Trader

After a hard winter and a terrible Easter the seafront shops are at last able to look forward to some bright sunshine. Despite setbacks of weather, increasing parking charges and ever higher rents and rates, traders in the Old Town and along the seafront are doing their best to keep the area alive and vibrant. It is a tough job as the ever increasing number of empty shops creeping down the High Street testify. Continue reading Old Town in Readiness Colour on The Seafront

Olde Pump House Hastings

One of the Best Known Meeting Places in Hastings

One of the features of Hastings Old Town is it’s famous Tavern, Ye Olde Pump House. It is situated at the heart of George Street and is the ‘local’ of many Old Town characters, who go a long way to enhance the special atmosphere of the Continue reading Olde Pump House Hastings