Trolleybus Restoration Group’s 23rd Annual Show
Restoration Group Chairman Ion Castro was there of course taking pictures and explaining the event. For the past 22 out of 23 years the Hastings Trolleybus Restoration Group’s annual show has been on the third Sunday in May and this Continue reading Trolleybus Show 2015
The Tony May Pages
I love writing for ‘HT’ and think of this magazine as a kind of community in itself so, whenever fresh news reaches my ears about a story previously featured here, I think its important I keep you all informed.
Remember Sue Butchers? I had the pleasure of interviewing Sue about her life in the music business and her belated return to the recording studio a year or so ago for one of my ‘Great Characters of Hastings’ articles. Well, the good news is that Continue reading A Few Things
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. Continue reading Hastings Week
Ion Castro of the Hastings Trolleybus Restoration Group explains why. Continue reading Bring back Trolleybuses in Hastings.
A brief history of an unique vehicle by Ion Castro of the Hastings Trolleybus Restoration Group.
On the first of April 1928 Hastings was in the forefront of transport technology, the ageing fleet of tramcars on their worn out track was being replaced with trolleybuses; these electrically powered vehicles were freed from the constraint of rails and ran, quietly and efficiently on pneumatic tyres, just like ‘ordinary’ internal combustion engined buses but without the noise, vibration and fumes. Trolleybuses drew their power from wires suspended above the road carrying 500 volts DC. Continue reading Happy Harold