Voices from the Hastings Stade
A collection of oral histories from those involved in the Hastings Fishing Industry edited by staff at Hastings Fishermen's Museum. Well illustrated, this gives a unique glimpse into the lives of this very special community.
Published in 2012. Price £7.50.
Poems by Eliza Veness
Eliza Veness was married to James Veness in 1855 and had 12 children. This volume is a complete collection of her poems. They reflect on the hard-ships they endured and her strong commitment to the church. Some refer to actual events.
Published in 2013 by The Hastings Fishermen's Museum Price. Price £4
150 Years of the Fishermen's Church (1854 – 2004)
By Dennis Collins
The story of the development of the church, its life and final transformation by the Old Hastings Preservation Society into the Hastings Fishermens Museum in 1956.
Loving the Fishing by Beatrice Clover.
Perspectives on the lives of women of the Hastings fishing community; this is memories and views from voices not usually heard.
Published in 2004 it is based on interviews collected by Beatrice in 1994.
This booklet gives a brief introduction to the history of the town and will the aid of a map and many illustrations suggests a route for exploring the ancient town and port of Hastings.
With a wealth of historic buildings and many artistic and literary connections, Hastings Old Town is well worth a visit and this makes an ideal guide. Published in 2014. Price £3
The Ridge – the evolution of an ancient Hastings highway by Stephanie Reardon.
One of the oldest trackways in Hastings and St Leonards, the Ridge would have been used by William the Conqueror on his way to the battle field of Senlac. The track developed with grand Victorian villas and the spread of urbanisation. Sadly today the imposing Victorian architecture has nearly all been replaced by modern blocks of flats and apartments. This book tells that story.
Published in 2014. Price £12.50
Hastings' Historic Alexandra Park
by Steven Whitford and Anne Scott.
Alexandra Park is one of the nation's most interesting and beautiful municipal parks and is now listed Grade II * on the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest.
Originally designed by Robert Marnock and opened in 1992 the book covers every aspect of the parks development. Published in 2014. Price £15.
All books may be purchased from Hastings Fishermen's Museum and Hastings History House. All books are paperbacked. Postage will be added to the price if required to be sent.