UNESCO World Heritage Status – weaving the many strands of our story together

I thought it was about time to update you on where things have got to with discussions about a UNESCO world heritage submission. A small group of people have met twice since the public presentation in October hosted by Hastings and St Leonards Society to discuss ways forward and contribute their wealth of knowledge. We are […]

World Heritage Site status – the plans take tentative first steps

Bringing the Bayeux Tapestry ‘home’ to Hastings and winning UNESCO World Heritage Site status for the town were on the agenda when Hastings & St. Leonards (Civic) Society held an open meeting earlier this month. Silverhill Councillor Margi O’Callaghan is fronting a campaign to win support for her plan to bring the tapestry to Hastings. It was […]

Can Hastings show global community its value?

Does Hastings have what it takes to be a UNESCO world heritage site? Hastings is at the centre of a richly historic area, with a heritage of enormous potential, worthy of conservation. The first harbour development proposal might have been withdrawn but there is still a threat of a revised development coming forward and no […]


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