We had the very great pleasure of speaking to Marie Gillooly of the Roscommon Solstice Choir, some time ago. She wanted to use Toilers of the Deep by Eliza Veness in a memorial service. (Please click this Link to their Facebook page for the full story.) Fergus Sweeney very kindly sent us this link to the video Toilers of the Deep Video We feel this poem reaches across time and place and is as relevant now as it was 100 years ago when Eliza originally wrote it.
Copyright remains with Eliza Veness/Hastings Fishermen's Museum for the poem and Copyright remains with Fergus Sweeney for the video. Please ask permission before you share.
People may be interested to know the conversation recorded by Tush and Toller back in 2012 will be repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Sunday 02 April. It will be broadcast twice at 1155 and repeated at 1955.
The latest newsletter is Spring 2016 and can be downloaded here.Spring 2016 page 1Spring page 2
Diary of Events at Hastings History House 2016 Events till Oct 2016
The museum staff are excited to welcome our new exhibit as seen in this week's Observer. Bob Arrowsmith has spent three months making this detailed model of the Cyril and Lillan Bishop in a bottle complete with soldiers being rescued. Bob told us how he made the model using his own handmade tools. The model can be seen now in our boat making section in the extension. Please come and marvel at the intricate detail. Bob has also donated his handmade tools to the museum and these will shortly also be on display.
We are very proud to announce the Fishermen's Museum has been awarded Accreditation. This means we meet the standards expected for the services we provide and the care of our collection.
Spring 2014 2 pages Events till JulyThe latest newsletter is Spring 2015 and can be downloaded here together with a list of Events until July2015.
Spring 2014 2 pages
Events till July