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Looking back at Hastings


With a wonderful collection of old sketches and photographs, old film and extracts from the archives of the Hastings and St Leonards Observer, we take a fascinating look back at life in Hastings from the 1760’s to the 1960’s.

The birth of Hastings as a resort for the wealthy, the heyday of smuggling, the coming of the railway, the ups and downs of the pier, the days of the trams and trollybuses, rivalry with St Leonards, life during the Second World War, the 900th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, and many aspects of everyday life in the town are recalled in this unique look back at Hastings remarkable past. Narrated by Howard Ellison.