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by Geoff
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Old Buildings and Streets
Topic: Congregational Church - a peek inside
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Congregational Church - a peek inside

Hi Richard. Yes definitely a money pit, but it could be profitable given the right development. I would much rather see it developed into something than left to decay as it is now. My only guess on the choice of holiday lets is that they need some other sort of different planning permission that cou...
by Geoff
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Old Buildings and Streets
Topic: Congregational Church - a peek inside
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Congregational Church - a peek inside

On the corner of London Road and Pevensey Road, St Leonards Congregational Church is back on the market at £800k with planning permission to convert into a self contained flat and three holiday lets. Originally built in 1863 and unused since 2008. The church is grade II listed. The agent's photos gi...
by Geoff
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Old Buildings and Streets
Topic: Gas Works Staff
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Gas Works Staff

Some lovely old photos of the staff at the gas works sent over by John Gale, along with the captions. BA8E929F-D49B-4B24-92E5-E99DF5206295.jpeg Image 1 I assume is outside the gas works . My grt grt grandfather is standing in the doorway .... circ 1915 or thereabouts. 5B39F63A-62DB-4BEA-8FA7-0BD1B00...
by Geoff
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Moving to Hastings & St Leonards
Topic: Moving to hastings
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: Moving to hastings

To say it's scuzzy everywhere seems a little unfair. There are good and bad areas like any town. Try West St Leonards, Blacklands, St Helens, West Hill, Amherst etc.
by Geoff
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Hobbies, Leisure and Sports
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 16
Views: 768

Re: Gardening

For your position you are going to need plants that don't mind the salt air too, so that restricts it slightly more. I had a job growing conventional plants on my balcony in West Hill Road when I lived there so assume you'd have the same trouble being just as close to the sea. Wyevale is too expensi...
by Geoff
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Primark
Replies: 38
Views: 1741

Re: Primark

I too have a pair of ESK reading glasses and think they do a great job. £1 for the specs and £1 for the soft case to keep them in.
by Geoff
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Robert De Mortain - final view
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Robert De Mortain - final view

Many memories from this place over the years. Sad to see it go.

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by Geoff
Wed May 30, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Technology Chat
Topic: European Data Protection Regulation
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: European Data Protection Regulation

My thoughts is there will definitely be some scalps, large and small. The likes of Honda and Morrisons have both been fined in the past for sending out email marketing to non-subscribed addresses, and that's before GDPR was ever conceived. I think you know who pays for the body set up to police this...
by Geoff
Mon May 28, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Technology Chat
Topic: European Data Protection Regulation
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: European Data Protection Regulation

GDPR has been a time consuming nightmare, trying to get my web customers ready (the ones who can be bothered anyway). It's so hard to give advice as every situation is different with how, where and what data they are storing/collecting. Plus of course whatever advice I give always has to be followed...
by Geoff
Thu May 17, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Old Buildings and Streets
Topic: Public Convenience at Harold Place
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: Public Convenience at Harold Place

John B - 30 years of use for £240k, there's been worse investments. Richard - thanks for the pic, always good to record these things on the forum for future vistors. Derek - yes the garden and benches would be nice, in an ideal world eh? Latest rumour I heard is a restaurant is still the plan to be ...

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