Old Town Walks new season

This weekend sees the start of the Old Town Walks programme starting with a Stade Guided Walk on Saturday and Sunday, meeting at 11am at the Fishermen's Museum and explore the Stade Fishing Quarter of the Old Town. Pick up a leaflet at the museum for details or look on the website under 'Free Guided Walks'. The Old Town Walks start May 2nd 2.30pm meeting at the TOP of the West Hill lift. Come and join us!!

New Stereo Card Viewer imminent

UPDATE! It's here! The prototype viewer is here! Come and see these stereo cards in glorious digital 3D!



For those that have been delighted with Peter Creswell’s amazing  3D viewer, we have been given exciting news! Peter has been quietly developing  a new viewer which will have images on a loop instead of just one image. For those who haven’t seen the Stereograph why not pop in and see for yourself. Also have a look on our website  for more about stereo cards and the history behind them  http://www.ohps.org.uk/viewing-stereo-photographs/ 

We do need more images though. Jim Breeds of the Hastings And Area Past and Present Facebook page put an appeal on his page recently:

“Do you have any stereo cards of Hastings? Can you lend them to the Fishermen's Museum to be scanned to be included in their stereo card exhibition? The Museum is very close to getting a new viewer for their stereographic photos which will display them on a loop. Peter Creswell has worked very hard on their behalf to construct this new facility and they would love to enlarge their collection of stereo images. Please search your attics or cellars or drawers for any stereographic images of Hastings that you may have! As an example, below is one of my stereo images, entitled Selling Fish at Auction, Hastings from 1908 which I lent to the Museum previously and features in their current exhibition. They really come to life when you look at them in a viewer and I highly recommend a trip to the Museum. Please visit or contact the Museum if you can help.”

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The New Hastings Tapestry–apologies for late posting–you only have a week!


Celebrating the people of Hastings 2016. A new ‘tapestry’ of 950 panels is being commissioned to represent the people of Hastings. It will be displayed in St Clement’s Church in the Old Town to mark the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings – and you can be a part of this inspirational project from St Clements.

Join in this unique new art work: you will dress your panel as yourself – and
together the panels will create a rich tapestry showing the people of
Hastings 2016. We are aiming to make 950 panels. Each completed
panel will form part of the sewn collage.

For more information contact 01424 422242, email office@oldtownparish.org.uk or see the Hastings 950 Tapestry Facebook page.

St Mary in the Castle – ***EXHIBIT OPENING***

1066: A Medieval Mosaic 13th August – 28th October 10am – 5pm
Please note the Cafe is currently open for coffee and drinks

1066: A Medieval Mosaic opens this Saturday in our Crypt Gallery.
Comprised of 3,000,000 pieces of spring steel the Medieval Mosaic holds the
Guinness World Record as the largest steel mosaic.

The exhibition will hang in our gallery until October 28th.
                              Entry is by donation.

Temporary Exhibit

Bob Arrowsmith (the museum has a large collection of his boats in bottles) has borrowed his Cyril & Lilian Bishop Dunkirk boat in a bottle scene for a competition: we hope he wins!

He has left us this in replacement which is not a Hastings lifeboat but a wonderful example of his work.


Foodbank Collection in Hastings Old Town!

Councillor James Bacon and Councillor Dawn Poole are organising an outdoor Foodbank Collection on Saturday 6th August in Butlers Gap, George Street, (10:30am-1pm). We are looking for lots of food donations so please bring along any tinned food, biscuits, pasta sauces, nappies, toiletries and fruit juices and you will be helping those in need.

For more information on the Hastings Foodbank, please visit their website: https://hastings.foodbank.org.uk/