Voices from the Stade

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.






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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 






Net Shops BookletMake a Model of the Famous Hastings Fishermen’s Net Shops and Learn About Their Unique History 


Make your own model of a Net Shop and learn why people travel to visit these imposing black ‘sheds’ on Hastings’ Stade. With a history spanning from at least the 1830’s this booklet is packet with wonderful pictures and information as well as the model.
Booklet is A4 and available from the Fishermen’s Museum
History text by Steve Peak
Reprinted in 2015 by The Hastings Fishermen’s Museum Price. Price £3




Fishermens Church 350Hastings Fishermen’s Museum is in the old Fishermen’s Church you can read its story in:


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.

Price £3.50.




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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.

Price £3.50.







Old Town Walk Hastings Old Town Walk

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






Alexandra Park

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 1882 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.