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by Richard
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Locals have your say
Topic: Pier is up for sale!
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Pier is up for sale!

The Pier share issue was revolutionary because it was the first time a registered charity in the UK has issued share capital. Charities tend to be companies limited by guarantee, which means they can’t have equity. That restricts their capital to either donations or debt. Neither were appropriate he...
by Richard
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Locals have your say
Topic: Pier is up for sale!
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Pier is up for sale!

It is unusual, but not unheard of, for a community interest company / Trust to be limited by shares. When the Trust advertised the sale of shares they warned that difficult times may be ahead. There may be liabilities outstanding if the Pier is sold and any such debts would take first priority. Shar...
by Richard
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Lost Relatives / Friends
Topic: THOMAS JAMES ALDER, TOWN CRIER
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: THOMAS JAMES ALDER, TOWN CRIER

The Town Criers Guild may be able to offer more information:

http://www.ahgtc.org.uk/contact-us/

Otherwise Hastings Museum, as before.
by Richard
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Old Buildings and Streets
Topic: Claremont Library (Brassey Institute) Opening soon
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Claremont Library (Brassey Institute) Opening soon

The refurbished Hastings Library in Claremont will reopen on Friday 2 March. For more information please see the updated Hastings Library Project page. Plus the following: https://news.eastsussex.gov.uk/2018/01/22/revamp-delivers-state-of-the-art-library-for-hastings/ The council was planning to spe...
by Richard
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Feel Good Factor
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Feel Good Factor

Well it looks like they are here to stay, the tramps and poor and homeless and none of us want people to have to suffer and there are many charities and some help available, but for people with drug, alcohol and mental health problems then caring for their issues can be problematic. Government cutba...
by Richard
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Feel Good Factor
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Feel Good Factor

Hastings has ever been a backwater, at least the Victorians kicked into town (after Waterloo) and brought money and employment in. There is no real industry here, apart from tourism and it also seems to be 'disability town'. Transport links are tedious at best. I know many professionals are moving h...
by Richard
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Feel Good Factor
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Feel Good Factor

Yes! A dumping ground from London unfortunately, as has been the case for other coastal resorts in the south east, our council ever-eager to win cash bribes, has admitted London's numerous purges of its poor in recent times and not without consequences. But Hastings has always had a fair share of va...
by Richard
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Feel Good Factor
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Feel Good Factor

That elusive Feel Good Factor - a quality in something that makes people feel happy and positive about their lives. Youth has it, as I recall, looking back at all my years. Some older people still feel very positive and enthusiastic but typically it dims with age, ill-health and the sheer grind of t...
by Richard
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Rhetoric
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Rhetoric

What do we mean by this term? Rhetoric refers to a speaker or writer's ability to persuade or motivate a group. From the political rantings at Speaker's Corner, Marble Arch, to the speeches made by politicians we see examples of 'rhetoric'. The ancient Greeks used rhetoric in many varied forms via p...
by Richard
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Moving to Hastings & St Leonards
Topic: Moving to hastings
Replies: 13
Views: 6079

Re: Moving to hastings

The sea-front is very exposed to the elements in Winter-time and the town centre can be both noisy and busy, with cafe's and bars and shops, by day and night, plus many roads and too much traffic! Look for somewhere within easy access and be prepared to spend some time getting the 'look and feel' of...

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