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West Marina Gardens
In the Pink
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West Marina Gardens was a place where soldiers billeted in the town came to do their exercises. Today the area is still used for the same purpose...
Royal Flying Corps
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A group of Royal Flying Corps Cadets at Bathing parade. Hastings and St Leonards billeted many service men for training during WW1.
Memorial Plaque
All Saints Memorial Plaque
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Published in November 1917 in the Hastings and St Leonards Pictorial Advertiser, the caption with the original photo said ‘The parents of the late Lance Sergeant R F Canning commemorated the anniversary of his death...
Ancient and Modern
Ancient and Modern
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The original photo used for this Then and Now image of Ancient and Modern was taken from the Hastings & St Leonards Pictorial Advertiser...
Boy Scouts
Boy Scouts Deliver Coal
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During the winter months the 2nd Hastings (Calvert) Troop of Scouts have devoted their Saturday afternoons to delivering coal to old age pensioners and others...
Hastings Pier Fire 1917
Hastings Pier Fire 1917
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To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the fire on Hastings Pier in 1917, I was asked to create some now and then images by the team working on the East Sussex WW1 website...
Seaforth Highlanders
Seaforth Highlanders in Alexandra Park
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The photographs that make up this Then and Now image were taken at the Bandstand, Alexandra Park, Hastings...
Canadian Medal Presentation
Canadian Presentation (Part 2)
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Following on from the last post, Canadian Presentation 2 shows the winners of two Distinguished Conduct Medals and six Military Medals

In the Pink

July 13, 2018

West Marina Gardens was a place where soldiers billeted in the town came to do their exercises. Today the area is still used for the same purpose…

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Royal Flying Corps

June 25, 2018

A group of Royal Flying Corps Cadets at Bathing parade. Hastings and St Leonards billeted many service men for training during WW1.

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All Saints Memorial Plaque

January 12, 2018

Published in November 1917 in the Hastings and St Leonards Pictorial Advertiser, the caption with the original photo said ‘The parents of the late Lance Sergeant R F Canning commemorated the anniversary of his death…

Read the full article →

Ancient and Modern

December 22, 2017

The original photo used for this Then and Now image of Ancient and Modern was taken from the Hastings & St Leonards Pictorial Advertiser…

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Boy Scouts Deliver Coal

December 8, 2017

During the winter months the 2nd Hastings (Calvert) Troop of Scouts have devoted their Saturday afternoons to delivering coal to old age pensioners and others…

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Hastings Pier Fire 1917

July 14, 2017

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the fire on Hastings Pier in 1917, I was asked to create some now and then images by the team working on the East Sussex WW1 website…

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Seaforth Highlanders in Alexandra Park

February 3, 2017

The photographs that make up this Then and Now image were taken at the Bandstand, Alexandra Park, Hastings…

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Canadian Presentation (Part 2)

December 21, 2016

Following on from the last post, Canadian Presentation 2 shows the winners of two Distinguished Conduct Medals and six Military Medals

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Canadian Presentation (Part 1)

December 2, 2016

This then and now image shows Canadian soldiers during a medal presentation in Warrior Square, St Leonards.

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A Rush for Potatoes

November 25, 2016

Whilst the availability of food during WW1 was never as high as during peacetime, the ramping up of German submarine activity in 1917 started to make a real impact…

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