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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
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...

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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Flying the Union Flag

April 1, 2016

There are two Union Flags on the seafront in front of the De La Warr Pavilion. They stand out as the contrast well with the white painted cuplolas they stand next to…

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Birds on a Wire

March 12, 2016

I liked this view of birds on a wire. The telephone pole and wires created interesting angles in the frame. It was taken at Winchelsea Harbour.

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Cloud Formations

March 4, 2016

Several hefty cloud formations moved across Sussex earlier this week. These were patchy however and blue skies appeared in between the showers…

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Battle of Britain Memorial

February 27, 2016

The Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne, Kent was built in 1993. The site is built on the White Cliffs and commands excellent views over the Channel and Folkestone…

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Workout near the Royal Victoria Hotel

February 19, 2016

The image shows a group of soldiers who are convalescing in Hastings being trained by instructors opposite the Royal Victoria Hotel, St Leonards…

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Storm Imogen

February 13, 2016

I didn’t have time to get down to the harbour arm to witness Storm Imogen smashing against it. Instead I briefly stopped down by Azure and took some photos down there.

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High Street, Hastings Old Town

February 7, 2016

As per tradition the Mayor and Hastings Corporation attended Divine Service at St Clements Church in the Old Town on Sunday 12th November 1916, the first Sunday after Mayor Making…

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