The Hastings UK Guide
Home » Hastings Photo Archive » Pre-1900 Engravings & Illustra‚Ķ » Old Hollington Church

Old Hollington Church

Old Hollington Church
  • 39 of 90

Old Hollington Church

St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex - Print from an engraving circa 1861
Thank you to Vince Catt for supplying the image

  • CLIFF MEWETT on 02 Sep 2018 CLIFF MEWETT said

    As a lad I was in the Church in the Wood choir. After a few years I was one of those who took on the task of pumping the organ. Behind the organ in the side was a handle in a perpendicular slot with a weight on a piece of string hanging out of a small hole beside it. As the organ was pumped the weight lowered on the string until it reached a mark, above which it should not go whilst the organ was working. If it did or the organist wanted more air pumped in he would whisper (in a rather loud voice) 'more wind' and we had to start pumping again. it was hard work but at half-a-crown a wedding, big bucks!

    On a recent visit to Hastings I went to the church and had a look round. Although it now has electricity the organ pump was still in place, tempted as I was I did not pump it!
  • ColinL on 20 Apr 2019 ColinL said

    I was married at this church in 1975 that was a popular venue even if the people did not live in the close area. At the time I did not know that my relatives of two hundred years before had been members of the congregation and were also Christened, married and buried in the same place
Add a comment

Fancy a print or enlargement?

Many of our Hastings area images are available as prints and enlargements. Contact Us with details of the picture you are interested in and we will ask the contributor for permission to produce a print for you.

Submit a picture for inclusion

We are always interested in adding new Hastings images to the gallery, all of which are credited to the photographer or contributor that supplied them. Use our Photo Uploader to send images for consideration.

Live Activity Log Pageviews
Unique Vis.
Hastings Facebook Page
Trending content