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Rainbow at the De La Warr Pavilion

This showery weather we've been having has produced some great skies recently. This rainbow over the De La Warr Pavilion is one of them. Admittedly it's not as bright as I would have liked, but the it… [more]

Rainbow at the De La Warr Pavilion Rainbow at the De La Warr Pavilion

The view from the White Hart Pub

The view from the White Hart Pub at Guestling is one of the nicest in the Hastings area. From there you can see the Ridge and the land that descends from it in its verdant majesty. And yet I've never taken… [more]

The view from the White Hart Pub The view from the White Hart Pub

Seascape

This seascape was photographed on the beach below the Mary Stanford Lifeboat house, on the same cold morning that I took photos for that very post. That was over two years ago. It had sat unseen on… [more]

Seascape Seascape

Brighton Marina

Brighton Marina was built during the 1970's and has berths for up 1,600 boats. Much like Sovereign Harbour in Eastbourne it has a mix of boat facilities, housing, shopping and restaurants. It's quite… [more]

Brighton Marina Brighton Marina

Johnson’s Corner

On the A2070 between Brenzett and Hamstreet in Kent an American flag can be seen close to the road. I hadn't noticed it until someone mentioned it to me. It's easy to miss, being as it's a fast road and… [more]

Johnson’s Corner Johnson's Corner

Red Roofed Hut at Rye Harbour

The Red Roofed Hut at Rye Harbour. It's been there as long as I can remember. It's been photographed lots and is also the inspiration for plates, mugs and cup and saucer set. Why is it there? What is… [more]

Red Roofed Hut at Rye Harbour Red Roofed Hut at Rye Harbour

South Wales Borderers at the Highlands Hotel

November 21, 2014

This image shows some soldiers of the South Wales Borderers billeted at the Highlands Hotel in Boscabel Road, St Leonards in February 1915. These soldiers were of the 7th Service Battalion of the South Wales Borderers. Although they initially shipped to France, they were moved through it and stationed at Salonika, Greece. Not the easy posting that […]

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Returning to Barracks

November 14, 2014

This image shows the recruits of the 5th Battery of the Royal Field Artillery Reserves returning to barracks after a football match played on Horntye Fields. The match, Hastings versus Eastbourne & District,  finished 5-1 to the Eastbourne team. They are marching down St Pauls Road. The original photo appeared in the Hastings & St Leonards […]

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Royal Field Artillery on the march

November 7, 2014

This image shows the Right Section of the 2nd Home Counties Brigade, Royal Field Artillery leaving Hastings for service in the war. The original photograph appeared in the Hastings & St Leonards Pictorial Advertiser on 17th August 1914. The 2nd Home Counties Brigade was a Territorial Force. They left Hastings for Canterbury, before being moved overseas. […]

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St Johns Ambulance Brigade go to War

October 31, 2014

This Then and Now image shows the officers and men of the St Johns Ambulance Brigade standing outside of their former Hastings headquarters. The original photograph was taken in August 1914 shortly before the entire brigade of twenty men left Hastings for Devonport. From there they would have formed part of the Royal Army Medical […]

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Rainbow at the De La Warr Pavilion

October 24, 2014

This showery weather we’ve been having has produced some great skies recently. This rainbow over the De La Warr Pavilion is one of them. Admittedly it’s not as bright as I would have liked, but the it was still raining when I took this. The shots I took of the same scene a few seconds […]

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Ghosts of the St Leonards Arch

October 18, 2014

The St Leonards Arch marked the boundary between Burton’s St Leonards and Hastings. The arch, which was built in 1837, was designed to cater for the traffic of its day. As both Hastings and St Leonards expanded, and the numbers of tourists increased the arch was perceived as an obstruction. One night in 1895 it […]

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The view from the White Hart Pub

October 11, 2014

The view from the White Hart Pub at Guestling is one of the nicest in the Hastings area. From there you can see the Ridge and the land that descends from it in its verdant majesty. And yet I’ve never taken a photo of it. Showing unusual foresight, I actually brought my camera to the […]

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Seascape

October 4, 2014

This seascape was photographed on the beach below the Mary Stanford Lifeboat house, on the same cold morning that I took photos for that very post. That was over two years ago. It had sat unseen on my hard drive since it was transferred over from the camera memory card. My hard drive is getting […]

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Brighton Marina

September 26, 2014

Brighton Marina was built during the 1970’s and has berths for up 1,600 boats. Much like Sovereign Harbour in Eastbourne it has a mix of boat facilities, housing, shopping and restaurants. It’s quite pleasant to stroll around, looking at how expensive the yachts are and wondering how people can afford them. But quite pleasant is a […]

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Johnson’s Corner

September 19, 2014

On the A2070 between Brenzett and Hamstreet in Kent an American flag can be seen close to the road. I hadn’t noticed it until someone mentioned it to me. It’s easy to miss, being as it’s a fast road and the flag pole is concealed between trees. But it is there. The flag flies over a […]

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