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History of Hastings & St Leonards

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Town Centre History

Town Centre

Including Alexandra Park, Castle, Hastings Pier, Priory Meadow Cricket Ground etc.
Old Town History

Hastings Old Town

Includes All Saints Street, The Bourne, Cliff Lifts, Deluxe Cinema, Fish Market etc.
St Leonards History

St Leonards

St Leonards Pier, Silverhill, Cinema, Marine Court and much more.
Buton St Leonards History

Burton's St Leonards

Created by James Burton and his son Decimus - the original St Leonards town.
Blacklands History


The Blacklands Farm Estate was sold off for development in the 1870's.
Clive Vale History

Clive Vale

Originally the 60 acre Clive Vale Farm, the estate known as Clive Vale had grown to 140...
West St Leonards History

West St Leonards

Includes Bathing Pool, Bo-Peep, Bulverhythe, Filsham Manor, Fountain Inn, South Saxons etc.
Ore Valley History

Ore Valley

Includes Ore Valley Estates, Broomgrove Power Station, St Helens Hospital & Workhouses.
St Helens History

Baldslow & St Helens

Includes history of St Helen's Church (old and new), Baldslow Mill and much more.
Hollington History


Includes Beech Farm, Church in the Wood, the Four Courts and Wishing Tree etc.
Railways & Stations History

Railways & Stations

Includes West Marina, West St Leonards, Warrior Square, Hastings and Ore Stations.
Trams & Trolleybuses History

Trams & Trolleybuses

History of the Hastings and St Leonards Trams and Trolleybuses.
Hastings Famous Residents

Famous Residents

Grey Owl, John Logie Baird, Catherine Cookson, Robert Tressell and many more.
Hastings WW2 History

World War 2

Local happenings during the Second World War. Hastings under attack from the Luftwaffe.
Hastings Miscellaneous History


Includes Hastings Coldest Winter, SS Lugano, Biddy the Tubman etc.
1066 Battle of Hastings

The Battles of 1066

An accurate account of events leading up to and during the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

User Contributions

Ore Valley During and after World War 2 by Michael J Errey

The Fortune of War Public House by Michael J Errey

Hastings United (old) & St Leonards FC by Leon Pettit

Hastings Pier by Barry Funnell

Dorset Laundry by Anne Rowley

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