The 31st. running of the Hastings Half Marathon is attracting its usual cross section entry, from fast African runners and top class British athletes to fun runners and fund raising groups from all over the country. Continue reading The Hastings Half
Young Oliver Curd died in November 2007 having battled bravely against Ewing’s Sarcomo, a form of cancer. During his illness his parents, Richard and Sarah Curd, were supported by family and friends, by the Conquest and Royal Marsden Hospitals and by cancer charities. Continue reading The Oliver Curd Trust
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