Sophie & Derek Tie The Knot At Whatlington

The marriage of Sophie Louise Stonham, daughter of Julie and Derek Stonham of Rye to Daniel Steven Crouch, son of Sandra Crouch of Hastings took place on Friday, 18th June at Leeford Place Hotel, Whatlington. Continue reading Sophie & Derek Tie The Knot At Whatlington

Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon

The Hastings Connections

By Helena Wojtezak

Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827-91) was one of the founders of the women’s rights movement in Britain. She was born in Whatlington, near Battle, Sussex, died at nearby Robertsbridge, and was connected to the Hastings area throughout her life. Continue reading Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon