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by ColinL
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Independence Day
Replies: 118
Views: 12118

Re: Independence Day

This is a general comment given that we cannot rewind history. By contrast to the 1975 referendum which was just a few years after joining was largely a simple issue for most people other than the politicos After 45 years a Referendum was never viable option for voters to make given that there one v...
by ColinL
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Old Buildings and Streets
Topic: Greens Gentlemens Outfitters - White Rock
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: Greens Gentlemens Outfitters - White Rock

I looked up on the Hastings Observer archive but I was unable to locate anything.
Is there anything particular that you were looking for.

It was a shop of a by-gone era aimed at a clientele that had long gone by the 1960s.
by ColinL
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Old Buildings and Streets
Topic: Market Cottages
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Re: Market Cottages

The Public Library reference section at Claremont may have a picture in their records. Phone 0345 6080196 I had a quick look on the Hastings Observer archive and a postcard site without success. That area of Clive Vale had several nurseries and market gardens at that period and it is not very likely...
by ColinL
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Bayeux Tapestry
Replies: 78
Views: 8803

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: 78
Views: 8803

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: 78
Views: 8803

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: 78
Views: 8803

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: 479

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: 703

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: 3182

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

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