Queens Arcade – a new start under new owners?

The auctioneer who sold Queens Arcade yesterday says he expects the sale to mean a new start for the Victorian arcade in Hastings town centre. Sam Kinloch from Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers was not able to confirm the identity of the new owners but was able to say that the buyers are property […]

SOLD – hammer falls on Queens Arcade as bids reach £461,000

Queens Arcade was sold at auction this morning for £461,000 – £136,000 above the guide price. It’s just three weeks since news broke that the arcade was for sale as the charity that owned it had lost almost £200,000 in just five years. Figures available on the Charity Commission website show that in 2019 the […]

Who knew about Fairlight Glen’s crucial role in the invention of television

In the late 1990s Richard Street chaired Hastings Borough Council’s John Logie Baird working party. It was tasked with looking at the creation of a John Logie Baird/TV museum in the town. Sadly those plans came to nothing but there was a small festival to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Baird’s first patent and the ‘Birthplace […]

Celebrating the town’s vital role in the invention of television

We’re all familiar with the signs on the outskirts of town that tell us Hastings was the ‘birthplace of television’ and any self-respecting general knowledge quiz will ask who invented television and where was he when he did it. Inventor John Logie Baird lived in Linton Crescent and built the first television from items such as scissors, […]