The world’s best arrive this week for ‘Battle of Hastings’

The Source BMX will be hosting the world’s best BMX riders for the fourth annual Battle of Hastings BMX contest this weekend. The contest is the most hotly anticipated in the BMX World and features the 48 best BMX riders on the planet. The International field is made up of riders from six continents who […]

Battle of Hastings 50p piece

The Royal Mint is reissuing a set of British military history 50p pieces and included among them is one to commemorate the 1066 Battle of Hastings. In addition to the local conflict the set includes 50p coins commemorating D-Day, the Victoria Cross and the Battle of Britain – all the newly minted coins carry a […]

Recognition for an overlooked statue in an ‘often overlooked’ part of town

There was a party atmosphere in West Marina Garden yesterday afternoon as Ian Jarman fulfilled one of his ambitions and saw a plaque unveiled that explains what the until now anonymous white marble statue that has been sitting there for more than 60 years is all about. It might have cost a relatively modest £350 […]

Bidding for the Bayeux – council backs call to bring the tapestry home

Perhaps unsurprisingly Hastings Borough Council (HBC) has unanimously backed a motion to bring the Bayeux Tapestry to Hastings when its loaned to the UK by France in 2022. At HBC’s full council meeting on Wednesday Councillor Andy Padmore proposed that: “HBC supports the campaign to bring the Bayeux Tapestry to Hastings during its loan period […]