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by ColinL
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Bayeux Tapestry
Replies: 76
Views: 5306

Re: Bayeux Tapestry

Sorry, I'm not meaning to be insulting! Just winding up a bit maybe .. But seriously I'm not comfortable with woolly thinking and I think it is important here to be precise, atleast about facts which ARE known, there's enough uncertainty already around the story of the battle as told by, yes, the v...
by ColinL
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Bayeux Tapestry
Replies: 76
Views: 5306

Re: Bayeux Tapestry

Hey guys, we can do without insults and just have friendly disagreements. History is written by the victors who can then interpret events to the liking of the then rulers.Most of the writers of history at the time were Normans, however there were also the Anglo Saxon Chronicles that spanned the peri...
by ColinL
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Bayeux Tapestry
Replies: 76
Views: 5306

Re: Bayeux Tapestry

Boulogne is too far east from Normandy itself and was in another Dukedom.. According to the chronicler William of Poitiers they originally set off further west but due to bad weather conditions were forced into St Valery (just over the border into the next Dukedom) to shelter in the bay and to do so...
by ColinL
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Bayeux Tapestry
Replies: 76
Views: 5306

Re: Bayeux Tapestry

I visited south a month ago and went to Pevensey castle. In the exhibition they have created a model of what the various inlets would have been like in the 11th C and it shows that the lay of the land with multiple inlets off of the bay would have provided a lot of space for many ships. It is said t...
by ColinL
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Old Buildings and Streets
Topic: Church of England School
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Church of England School

Hi people
does anyone know if the Halton Schools were Church of England Schools when they were in use in the 1910-20s?
by ColinL
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Old Buildings and Streets
Topic: Waterloo Passage
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Waterloo Passage

Hi folks

I am researching family history amongst the fishing community. I have located Waterloo Passage between High St and the Bourne. Does anyone know where Waterloo Place was located? In the mid 19th C it only had two or three properties in it
by ColinL
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Primark
Replies: 38
Views: 1974

Re: Primark

Easy solution Derek; just don't shop in Primark.
Cheap clothing produced so that consumers in the 'West' can throw it away after a few uses
by ColinL
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Amber Rudd
Replies: 23
Views: 1584

Re: Amber Rudd

I am no longer a local voter but will say that it is a crying shame that Hastings maintained its reputation of 'Mugsborough' for far to many years by electing Tory MPs post 1906. Socialists were elected to the local council in the 1940s and then developed strongholds in Upper St Mary's, St Clements,...
by ColinL
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Old Buildings and Streets
Topic: Grove Farm Cottages
Replies: 19
Views: 1055

Re: Grove Farm Cottages

Excellent postcard. Such postcards are rare as they do not show a monument or picturesque scene. Thanks for sharing it
by ColinL
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Old Buildings and Streets
Topic: Grove Farm Cottages
Replies: 19
Views: 1055

Re: Grove Farm Cottages

I have extracted some text from my research for the Overy/Smale family history "Grove Farm is listed on the 1841 Census Enumerator’s Book between entries for Hollington Lane and Filsham Farm that seems to suggest that it was situated near to the site of the present Grove School, which itself ha...

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