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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
Canadian Presentation
Canadian Presentation (Part 1)
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This then and now image shows Canadian soldiers during a medal presentation in Warrior Square, St Leonards.
Rush for Potatoes
A Rush for Potatoes
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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...
Trinity Street
A Rest on Trinity Street
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A number of men in khaki taking a rest in a quiet corner of Holy Trinity church, Trinity Street, Hastings.
View from the West Hill
The View from the West Hill
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The West Hill in Hastings is an open space that separates the Old Town with the town centre. As well as the castle and smugglers caves, the hill was once the site of a windmill and used for farming.
Bottle Alley
Bottle Alley
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Bottle Alley is the 480 meter long lower deck of Hastings Promenade that runs between the Pier and Warrior Square. It was built in the 1930's by Sidney Little the 'Concrete King' of the South Coast.

Between Rain Showers

August 18, 2016

Quite often I’m in the wrong place at the wrong time when it comes to rain. On this day however I was lucky enough to have picked the part of Bexhill beach that lay between rain showers.

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St John’s Hospital

July 29, 2016

A then and now image showing the men and staff outside of the Hospital of St John in Holmesdale Gardens, St Leonards.

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Canadian Duty Garrison

July 8, 2016

This then and now image shows the Canadian Duty Garrison at Carlisle Parade, Hastings, under the command of Majors McLeod and Lyndon. These days the building is home to Astral Lodge.

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Recruiting Office

June 24, 2016

This is a then and now image of the Recruiting Office for the Royal Naval Division (RND) and 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (RSR)…

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Military Funeral

June 12, 2016

This now and then image shows a military funeral procession of William Henry Edmunds as it passes the Fishmarket in Hastings Old Town…

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Pilgrimage

June 4, 2016

Life went on at home during the Great War. The report accompanying the original photograph states “Huge crowds of people witnessed the annual Roman Catholic Pilgrimage from St Mary Star-of-the-Sea Church…

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Ghosts of Carlisle Parade

May 20, 2016

Carlisle Parade has remained relatively unchanged in the years since this military parade took place. The question here is what is the military parade for?

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Royal Military Canal

May 6, 2016

The Royal Military Canal stretches 28 miles from Cliff End at Pett to Seabrook at Hythe. This canal wasn’t created for trade however. It was built as a defensive line, a third line of defence against the expected invasion by Napoleon…

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Bluebells

April 22, 2016

It is that time of the year when Bluebells have bloomed. They can be found in many parts of Europe, from Spain to Germany and they have been introduced…

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The View from Rye Church Tower

April 15, 2016

The view from Rye Church Tower is fantastic and worth experiencing if you ever visit the town. It is accessed from inside the church for a small fee. The climb to the top takes you through very narrow…

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