Moved on – police disperse mass gathering of performance cars at Castleham

Police acted swiftly to disperse a gathering of up to 250 cars that had gathered on Castleham industrial on Saturday evening (September 5th). Following calls from a number of local residents about noise and disruption caused by several hundred people at a gathering of performance cars on the estate at around 8.30pm, police officers attended, […]

White Rock panto’ cancelled – oh no it’s not… oh YES it is!

There will be no panto’ at the White Rock and no performances of any kind until January 31st at least. Making the announcement yesterday a spokesman for the theatre said: “After much discussion we’re sad to announce that our pantomime has been postponed until 2021.” The announcement of the cancellation of the 2020 panto’ also […]

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 […]

Hastings Against War stages its annual Hiroshima Day commemoration

Thursday saw the annual Hiroshima Day commemoration in Alexandra Park, the event was first held by Hastings Against War (HAW) in 2005 and has been staged annually since 2007. People gathered to remember those who lost their lives in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 years ago. An estimated 185,000 people died as a […]

Pier to pier walk brings Esther’s new wheelchair within reach

When five friends set out on the trek from Eastbourne Pier to Hastings Pier last Saturday it was all in aid of a very good cause. Ewa Patmore, Adrian Ford-Crush, Andrea Baldry along with Jane and Emma Howard Smith completed their marathon walk in aid of the crowdfunding appeal to replace Esther Fox’s broken wheelchair. […]

Health and safety concerns put a stop to Alexandra Park floating lanterns

Just a year ago Hastings Mayor Councillor Nigel Sinden welcomed participants to the annual Hastings Against War ceremony in Alexandra Park to mark the dropping on the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. This year on the 75th anniversary of the first atomic bomb being dropped, and giving organisers just two days notice, Hastings Borough Council […]

Good to Go: Hastings Museum and Art Gallery ready to welcome visitors from August 27th

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery will be welcoming its first visitors from Thursday?August 27th. The museum has won the coveted Visit Britain’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ certification, recognising it as a ‘Covid secure’ attraction. The?museum will?be?open?each week?from?Thursday to Sunday 10am–12.30pm and 2–5pm.??  The museum’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ status has been achieved by implementing measures […]

Wunderbar! Hastings Oktoberfest 2020 set to go ahead – get your tickets now!

Great news this week for Hastings Oktoberfest fans as organisers confirm the event is set to go ahead at the new venue of Horntye Park Saturday October 3rd from 2-9pm. In a strange year when the Munich Oktoberfest itself has been cancelled, the staff, entertainers and suppliers of Hastings Oktoberfest really hope that we can […]