Nature reserve guided walks begin again on World Shorebirds Day

I’m glad we’ve been able to share so much of our wildlife with people here and on social media since March, but it was good to be able to show people wildlife in the flesh again. Dr Barry Yates Dr Barry Yates, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Manager tells us about the first guided walk in many […]

Explore the old town – and help raise money for the British Heart Foundation

How do you fancy exploring Hastings Old Town, giving your health a boost – AND helping a fantastic charity? That’s the aim of Treasure Trails, which has joined forces with the British Heart Foundation to help fight heart and circulatory disease. The company organises over 1,000 self-guided treasure hunts across the UK to enable people […]

The challenge of building our railways – the tools that shaped our town

When it reopens next week Hastings Museum and Art Gallery will have a newly-acquired piece of the town’s history on display thanks to the Hastings and St Leonards Museum Association.  It’s a silver trowel which was presented to Thomas Farncomb, Lord Mayor of the City of London, on October 28th 1850 by the South Eastern […]

Video reveals the faces of the past – but do you know who they are?

There was an amazing response top out feature last weekend when we published photographs from the ‘Derelict In The UK’ archives of the Ashdown pub that once stood at the end of Downey Close. On our social media channels so many people posted their memories. Some people met there, some people held their wedding reception […]

The sad history of St Leonards Parish Church

Once again courtesy of Derelict In The UK we bring you photographs of iconic and deserted buildings, this time St Leonards Parish Church. Standing grand on the St Leonards seafront, this beautiful building was completed in 1961 to replace its predecessor destroyed by a direct hit from V-1 ‘doodlebug’. It originally had structural building problems […]