The Concrete King’s million gallon masterpiece

Even today more than 30 years after it closed people still fondly remember ‘the old bathing pool’. It’s a place where memories were made. If this feature evokes some memories in you we’d love you to share them with us, or if you have old photographs we’d love to see them email us at […]

A few of your favourites from the year

In two weeks time we’ll have bid farewell to 2018 and we’ll be welcoming in the new year, so we thought it was time to start looking back to some of your favourite stories and features from Hastings In Focus’ first year. Over the next two weeks we’ll be taking a look back at the items […]

Let there be light – national award for Bottle Alley lighting scheme

Another national award has come Hastings’ way. Hastings Borough Council (HBC) is celebrating after its Bottle Alley lighting scheme won the Outdoor lighting project of the year award at the prestigious 2018 LUX awards, which took place in London last week. As local people know Bottle Alley is a 250m long covered walkway along Hastings seafront. Located […]

Readers memories and photographs of an icon from the town’s glorious past

Our recent feature on the ‘old bathing pool’ certainly stirred up a lot of happy memories and it has gone on to be the story that has attracted the biggest audience of any on Hastings In Focus. One reader pointed out:”People still say ‘meet you at the bathing pool’ even today, you can tell their […]

The man who shaped the town we know today

Sidney Little 1885 – 1961 ‘A paradise of concrete and chrome’ is how one commentator of the time described what Borough Engineer, Sidney Little had created in Hastings and St Leonards. Folklore says that the 41-year-old Cumbrian was one of 47 men who had applied for the job of Borough Engineer when it was advertised […]