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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

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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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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