Falling in love with the everyday objects around us

Celebrating the objects we love will be the theme of an exhibition at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery early in the new year. The Looking at Things project has been developed by ExploreTheArch theatre company with students from Hastings and Bexhill Mencap. The students have been exploring the relationship between themselves and the objects that […]

In ‘olden times’ when music was better – and so was the telly

Since he turned 50 last year Darren McCann has been getting all nostalgic and hankering after the “good ol’ days”. In the coming months he’s going to be sharing his memories of some of the things that shaped him growing up and he wants to hear from you… were they really the good old days? […]

Then and now – The Kings Head in Ore

Once again with grateful thanks to those who compose the Derelict in the UK website and social media pages we bring you another pub, this time The Kings Head in Rye Road. Derelict in the UK say it was difficult to find out much history of the The Kings Head although the first mention they […]

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 […]