HASTINGS IN OLD PICTURES 8.

WELCOME TO HASTINGS IN OLD PICTURES 8. We no longer fill the pages miles long, as it take some people ages to download all the pictures on that particular page, so we now spread them out across several shorter pages; which also makes it easier for us too!               … [Read more…]

HASTINGS IN OLD PICTURES 6

HERE IS HASTINGS IN OLD PICTURES 6. NOW THIS PARTICULAR PAGE MIGHT JUST TAKE A LITTLE LONGER TO FILL UP AS CARDS AND PHOTOS ARE GETTING RATHER SCARCE!   IF YOU HAVE ANY OLD PICTURES OF EITHER HASTINGS OR ST LEONARDS DATING BACK TO THE MID 1800s THROUGH TO THE LATE 1950s, WE WOULD LOVE … [Read more…]

HASTINGS IN OLD PICTURES 5

‘HASTINGS IN OLD PICTURE 5’  THANKS AND KEEP A LOOK OUT IN THE WEEKS TO COME.                               Hurst Court School on the Ridge c1928.                                   … [Read more…]

HASTINGS IN OLD PICTURES 4

THE FOLLOWING PICTURES WILL NOT BE IN ANY ORDER OF PREFERENCE JUST AS THEY COME OFF THE PILE AS SEEN! JUST ADDS TO THE FUN OF NOT KNOWING WHAT’S COMING UP NEXT!                                                  … [Read more…]

HASTINGS IN OLD PICTURES 3.

THIS PARTICULAR PAGE WILL INCLUDE SOME QUITE RARE PICTURES, SOME NOT SEEN BEFORE BY MANY.  I HAVE COLLECTED A FEW WHICH HAVE TO BE SORTED AND THEN SCANNED, BUT ALWAYS REMEMBERING THAT MANY ARE QUITE OLD AND DELICATE TO HANDLE. THANKS. We make a start with the clearing of the land mines planted across Ecclesbourne Glen … [Read more…]

HASTINGS IN OLD PICTURES 2.

‘Hastings & St Leonards in old pictures 2’.    I have in my own collection many thousands of old pictures of Hastings & St Leonards in old postcards, negatives, and glass lantern slides, many of these are now portrayed here on my site. Thank you. Most of my pictures portrayed here can be used for your … [Read more…]

HASTINGS IN OLD PICTURES 7.

APART FROM OTHER PICTURES, WE ARE GOING TO START WITH  A SERIES OF PICTURES DEPICTING ‘HASTINGS CARNIVAL FLOATS’ AS ENTERED BY ‘SEEB’ (South Eastern Electricity Board) DONATED BY A FAMILY MEMBER OF PEOPLE INVOLVED DURING THE PERIOD BETWEEN 1951 – 1956.  There are a few which you will spot aren’t floats but static displays in Alexandra … [Read more…]

SOUTHERN WATER STORM TUNNEL.

I was given exclusive access to the works when pushing a TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine) under Hastings & St Leonards from the very start and took many pictures in the process. I was also asked to take video’s for the Emergency services, Fire & Ambulance (Police weren’t involved) whilst carrying out a simulated rescue from deep down … [Read more…]

HASTINGS STATION HISTORY.

Hastings Station History. The first train arrived at Hastings station in 1851 and with it began Hastings’ heyday. The station was originally V-shaped allowing the two railway companies to have separate platforms and booking areas: one side for SER trains to pass through and the other as a terminal for LBSCR services. The whole station … [Read more…]

A VISITOR TO HASTINGS FROM THE CITY 1884

We took this word for word directly from a newspaper article. Nothing added or taken away just as printed!   A Visitor’s Impression of Hastings. In 1884. On a recent occasion we made up our mind to leave the roar, din, and bustle of city life, and take change. When a child, struggling how to … [Read more…]