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

Trolleybus Show 2015

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

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