Newsletter – September 2020

Seems a long time since we’ve had a Newsletter from the OHPS due to the enforced closures of the Fishermen’s Museum and the History House. Both are now open but with reduced hours so please do check the website and social media for the current opening times as they are changing from month to month and are subject to change at short notice.

As the winter draws closer we need our wonderful visitors to support us. Our usual Christmas cards and Blue Stevens calendar are available from the Museum, History House and our online shop, along with other gifts and souvenirs. Please contact us hastingsfishermensmuseum@googlemail.com or ohpscontact@gmail.com for further info or help

Sadly there are no events to announce but lots of interesting goings on which can be viewed in the newsletter below.

Some highlights:  Wonderful photos from carnivals in the past on page 2 and page 3 shares interesting transcribing work Anne has been doing during the lockdown months on the coastguard records from 1931-1970. Click on the Newsletter below for more!

 

Please click on the links below to view all four of the Newsletter pages. September page 1   September page 2 September Page 3 September page 4    

 The Museum was bequeathed a new watercolour
by W.H. Borrow recently which is a welcome addition. We will be hanging soon, watch this space…

As we were unable to take people on guided walks for Heritage Open Days we explored the theme of Hidden Nature and discovered many links in our area that we hope people may not have known about and discover these places with us via PowerPoint. 

If you enjoyed any of these please help support us by donating via our button on the Welcome page. Thank you. 

Heritage Open Days 2020 – Hidden Nature PowerPoint Presentation

 

If you have enjoyed this presentation for Heritage Open Days, and you are able, please support us in these uncertain times

Thank you.

Loader Loading...
EAD Logo Taking too long?

Reload Reload document
| Open Open in new tab

 

Jack in the Green 2020

Regulars will know that traditionally this weekend would have seen the Jack released from the museum but of course due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control this wasn’t possible but a virtual event was put together and you can their success here: Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green

Well done everyone involved! See you next year!

And we’ve posted some photos on Facebook from 2007 https://www.facebook.com/pg/fishermensmuseum/posts/ 

Do you have any spare time to help at the History House?

Dennis needs help to be able to open on some Sundays – do you  have a few hours to spare on a Sunday? If so please contact History House 01424 424744, ohpscontact@gmail.com

 

Our opening hours are dependant on there being volunteers to staff. In cases of sickness we may have to close. The History House will be closed Sundays in Jan. & Feb but the worry is it will have to close for the foreseeable future Sundays… unless help can be found…

Two Exhibitions at Hastings History House Jan 2019

Hastings: Hotbed of Women’s Emancipation – “Miss Matters wasn’t the only suffragette locally – it was something of a hotbed for the movement.” (Pamela Haines)

&

Unseen Hastings – Pictures from private collections

Open Thurs to Sat 11-4pm throughout January

 

Online Shop

After a hiccup with our online shop recently, we are pleased to say everything is functioning now and we've added a new book which is on sale at the moment so grab a copy while you still can!