The Story of how Hastings became the Chess Capital of the UK
Tag Archives: Hastings
The Wreck of the Amsterdam
The story of the tragic voyage of the Dutch cargo ship ‘The Amsterdam’ and its subsequent shipwreck on Bulverhythe Beach in 1749.
The Strange Tale of Whistler’s Mother
How the subject of one of the World’s best known paintings, spent the last few years of her life in Hastings
The Boy who Loved the Sea
When Paula Rego brought her stories to Hastings
The Crumbling Cliffs of St. Leonards (and other tales)
The story of the Unstable cliffs of West St. Leonards
Pre-Raphaelites at the Seaside
The story of how the Pre-Raphaelite artists were inspired by Hastings and the surrounding countryside.
Secret Hastings – A Tale of Two Churches (Part 2)
Secret Hastings – The story of Hasting’s Oldest church, now a picturesque ruin.
Ode to the Seagull
How I learnt to know and love Seagulls
Secret Hastings – A Tale of Two Churches (Part 1)
Secret Hastings – A hidden Church in a wood and a graveyard full of stories
The Priest Who Loved Fossils
How Hastings inspired Teilhard de Chardin in his spiritual quest