From land and sea the iconic structure that defines the St Leonards seafront

Stuart Baillie finds out about the history of a building that has always intrigued him…  I was standing on top of the East Hill at the weekend showing some friends who were visiting the town some of the landmarks of the area. They pointed west and asked, ‘what’s that?’ What they were asking about was of course Marine […]

Lottery funding will see ‘Hidden Hastings’ step out of the shadows

Hastings hidden heritage will become a little less hidden in the next couple of years thanks to almost £300,000 of National Lottery funding. Environmental charity Groundwork South, working in partnership with Hastings Borough Council (HBC) has just received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £277,000 to launch a project called Hidden Hastings Heritage. The project will […]

Town’s gory past is the inspiration behind football team’s nickname

South Coast Athletico might be Hastings’ newest senior football team but this year the club – only in its second full season – is chalking up some big wins. But how did South Coast Athletico come to be known as the Chopbacks? Well we’ve dipped deep into the murky history of the town to find […]